Populous has teamed up with fellow morr music artist Michael McGuire (a.k.a. Short Stories) for the indie-pop record, Drawn in Basic. “Only Hope,” off the album, is a sweet little downtempo offering that sashays along on a slightly sped-up, unchanging samba rhythm amid warm, buzzy synths and distorted nursery chime accents. MC Short Stories’ vocalization traces a delicate line between melancholy and dreamy contemplation. His charmingly understated verses evolve into a richly harmonic chorus, which slowly dissipates into the dark at the close of the brief song.

Populous with SHort Stories – Only Hope