Caribbean collective Taste of Pluto is bringing their unique, island flavor with their scorching new single “Scorpio’s Letter.” The musical trio consists of Marvin and Tyler, who hail from Barbados, and Navy who is from Dominica. Upon quick glance, it is tempting to compare them to great acts like The Fugees, A Tribe Called Quest, or De La Soul, but this group is carving out their own lane. The group doesn’t feel beholden to a genre. Instead, they use their music to address meaningful topics like island life, love, and politics.
The track is perfect for the summer. We might not be able to go out clubbing because of the pandemic, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a fun night at dancing to this on your playlist. When discussing the inspiration for the track, the group said “The song is about the moment when you know you are falling in love with someone, and the freedom to express that love with a level of passion.” It is easy to hear that passion in lead singer Navy’s voice. The island tone and rhythmic cadence inherent in her singing is refreshing and makes you want to hear more. The repeated “Rum-Pa-Pum” part of the song is so catchy that the song should be a hit off of that part alone. The video is simple yet effective as it pays homage to the group’s Caribbean roots.
This is a great official introduction to the group. If this is a sign of what’s to come from their upcoming EP, we are in for a treat.
Watch “Scorpio’s Letter” below: