Posts Tagged ‘Tiger Darrow’

May 1, 2018

The fanciful magic of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream dances through our ears and paints evocative images of beauty and chaos in our minds as KYYN serenades us with Arabesque, which is loosely based off of one of the motifs from Debussy’s Arabesque which depicts what it may have been like to be one of the faeries from the play. It’s an utterly beautiful experimental electropop piece from the Brooklyn singer songwriter, a gorgeously chiffon fantasy land, always shifting, ever kinetic. The intricately drifting, misty baroque jewel finds a halcyon balance between tranquil and dynamic, peaceful and restless, like a serene lake under the caress of a capricious breeze. Every ripple is recorded, every crest and furrow manifests in Arabesque’s mesmerizing tides. KYYN co-produced the song with Tiger Darrow, giving us one of the more remarkably refined soundscapes we’ve encountered this year. 

August 2, 2017

Holding On is the second single Australian producer Kendl has shared off his forthcoming Colours EP, but it’s also a striking first encounter for us with this talented artist. I can’t help but be drawn to Holding On’s shadowy trip hop and dusky electronica, which heavily reminds me of bands like Alpines, London Grammar, and HÆLOS, but with the beautifully expansive ambiance of Bonobo, Tycho, and Jon Hopkins. NYC by way of Texas singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Tiger Darrow also turns in a splendid performance with her breathy immaculate vocals. Kendl explains: “I wrote ‘Holding On’ last year while I was working overseas on a small remote island. Being away from home, out of my comfort zone and in a completely different space inspired this track. It was great to be able to work with Tiger Darrow on this. She’s a very talented singer & songwriter which made the collaboration effortless.” You can download Holding On from iTunes, here.