Elderbrook – Old Friend EP
When it involves the big quantities of producers within the music trade these days, Elderbrook undoubtedly stands out as probably the greatest. Hailing from London, Alexander Kotz is understood for his impeccable capability to song-write, produce, sing and play a number of devices. Put all these expertise collectively and also you get an genuine sound that screams Elderbrook anytime you hearken to any of his songs. Known for his crisp manufacturing and minimalistic bass, his roots in indie rock drive his songs to have an even bigger deal with the lyrical side. 2017 was an enormous 12 months for Alex after his collab with Camelphat ‘Cola’ landed them each a grammy nomination. And as 2018 involves an finish, his meteoric rise continues with the discharge of his newest Old Friend EP.
Out now on Big Beat Records, this four observe EP is oozing of his signature styling whereas every observe nonetheless has its personal particular person taste. Hit singles that made the EP embody ‘Capricorn’ and ‘Sleepwalking’ which have a powerful four.8m and 6.4m streams globally respectively. His single ‘Bird Song’ may have you floating within the clouds as his uncooked and attractive vocals movement flawlessly with the ensemble of digital percussion.
The fundamental tune of the EP ‘Old Friend‘, offers off an analogous chill vibe like ‘Cola’ with the usage of hypnotic beats, intricate sound layers, and Kotz’s crystalline voice. His fascinating voice is understood to attract listeners in to dive deeply into the lyrics. Kotz feedback that, ‘This tune is about whenever you’re again round individuals you used to know and the best way you immediately slip again into previous behaviours round them.’
- Can you discuss concerning the total strategy you are taking when creating your songs? For instance, do you normally write the lyrics first after which construct the instrumentation round them or vice versa?
It can begin with something actually. A drum sound or beat, vocal melody or synth sound and many others. It’s essential once I write that it retains flowing. If I hear one thing that sounds good I attempt to construct on that and never overthink it an excessive amount of. Lyrics normally come after the texture for the manufacturing is a bit bit underway. I’ll normally simply make phonetic noises that work rhythmically till it feels like I’m saying one thing. After I've a phrase to work with the story or theme of the tune makes itself.
- Do you've got any attention-grabbing methods to get your self into the correct mindset for a songwriting session?
Luckily for me I’m at all times up for writing and might get into it every time actually! I’ve written quite a lot of songs and instrumentals on trains and planes whereas touring. If I’m ever battling lyrics although I’ve discovered that choosing up a ebook and discovering attention-grabbing phrases that I wouldn’t normally use helps.
- Your reside units consists of you performing as a solo musician which can be limiting in the best way you possibly can current your music, have you ever ever thought-about working with a band?
Yes, I labored with a band once I first began taking part in reside and I’d like to play with extra individuals on stage once more ultimately. At the start of my reside profession I used to be taking part in with a drummer and keys participant. I believe at that time although it was too early for me to produce other individuals on stage. I used to be nonetheless figuring out what my reside present was going to be like and it took me some time to determine it out however for the previous few years it’s been simply me; looping, triggering, taking part in keys, a drum machine. ( on prime of singing just about the entire time). Now that I've extra of an concept about how my reside present works it could be actually attention-grabbing to strive bringing extra individuals on.
- Can you inform us a bit extra about how your newest tune ‘Old Friend’ happened?
I had beloved the phrase “Old Friend” and had wished to make use of it for some time. I believe what drew me to it's that the idea immediately evokes sturdy emotions trigger all of us have them (previous associates). This tune is about whenever you’re again round individuals you used to know and the best way you immediately slip again into previous behaviors round them.
- Are there any collaborations that we needs to be searching for in 2019?
I’ve been working with a great deal of superb individuals during the last 12 months or so. Artists like Diplo, TEED and a complete lot of others. 2019 is the 12 months I’ll be releasing my debut album so I’m undecided what is going to occur in the best way of collaborations however I’m at all times working with new individuals and at all times making new music so we are going to see!
Check out the visuals video for ‘Old Friend’ under.
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