With his eagerly awaited new studio album ‘Goldilocks Zone’ set to arrive on the 12th May, Swedish producer August Landelius now finalises the previews for his new full-length with the arrival of ‘Kiss Me’, his rework of the Sixpence None The Richer classic.
Following on from his previously shared singles ‘All You Can Eat’ and ‘Now’, his version of ‘Kiss Me’ continues that warped and psychedelic appeal we have been treated to in the last few months. Taking inspiration from the likes of Thundercat and Animal Collective, this new release channels a more sombre edge to the producer’s usual output, leaving the lyrics of the track drowning in a wave of kinetic basslines and throbbing synths to create a smooth yet otherworldly vibe.
Asked why he chose to cover that single in particular, he explained, "To be honest; I was just humming that track one night when I was in the Dutch countryside with my girlfriend. She said “you should make a cover of that” and I didn't really have anything else to do so I did it and it turned out nice I think. I did really like it as a kid also."
‘Kiss Me’ previews the release of his hotly anticipated debut album ‘Goldilocks Zone’. Having worked tirelessly on it since his first EP ‘Float’ back in 2015, he aims to see this as an example of inventing and then reinventing himself over and over again.
Adding his comments to the creation of his new album, he said, “I have worked SOOOOOO hard on the album. I know everyone who makes an album says that but I’ve taken the train to weird places all over Europe to pick up specific gear, then learned how to work with them, then wrote, recorded, produced and mixed everything by myself. There’s been a lot of different versions of the tracks and every single detail on the album is reconsidered 300 times (just ask my label). You can expect rustic beats with more character than my previous stuff. I kinda want it to sound like a band playing electronic instruments live in one take. I’m fairly bored of perfectly sequenced beats. I’ve learned so incredibly much from this process and, in the end, I’m glad I really took my time. It feels like I’ve taken a master’s degree or something in a way (although I’ve never actually taken one, so I don’t know how that feels)”.
‘Kiss Me’ will be available to stream and download from the 3rd May, with his debut album ‘Goldilocks Zone’ arriving on the 12th May via Naiv Recordings. His previous offerings ‘All You Can Eat’ and ‘Now’ are available now.
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