"Benediction" is every bit the archetypal Hot Creations track, distilled down to the barest elements: classic drum sounds, misty Italo synths and triumphant chords. The song is an ode to domestic bliss and holds itself in a captured ecstasy like the best songs of its ilk, a great way to end a set with a dignified bang. Best of all, Love's vocal is smooth and savvy; the way his voice contours around the beats, sliding seductively on "benediction for my heart and soul," is miles ahead of so much rote vocal house.
The EP comes packed with an instrumental—revealing the track's surprisingly icy skeleton, testifying to the warmth of Ali Love's voice—and a dub mix as well. The latter stutters and climaxes where the original is a slow-burner, something to keep a set percolating rather than wind it down. Things are rounded off with an unnecessary MK remix of "Forward Motion," which takes away most of its personality and replaces it with cheap Kinchen signifiers. Regardless, "Benediction" towers over the EP—a ubiquitous hit for all the right reasons.