Infused with a tropical punch, London producer/multi-instrumentalist Pastel brings his Polynesian heritage to his first original single of 2021 “Exotica.” A laissez-faire cut with a beachy swing, Pastel’s latest synthesizes the ebb and flow of an ocean tide.

Entirely instrumental, “Exotica” is a lush listen marked by minimalist percussive elements and wavy chord progressions. Composed with an infectiously chill spirit, this modest number is dripping in a nonchalant swagger. A marriage between alternative-electronic and guitar-driven beach-pop, “Exotica” is one with its title.