At the end of March, EARMILK featured a remix done by Canadian producer Calvin McElroy, better known for his past ventures with Born Gold or under his current solo-project's moniker Kuhrye-oo. During that time, Calvin was hectically touring with Grimes, playing in the backing band for her live acts, as well as putting on performances supporting his solo Kuhrye-oo work. Keeping the momentum from the tour going, earlier this week Kuhrye-oo released his debut EP via NYC label UNO.
Deviating from the futuristic electro-pop fans have come to associate with Born Gold, Kuhrye-oo creates its own identity, constructing an eclectic sound encompassing aspects ranging from the soaring roves of experimental to the hip-swinging inducibility of R&B. Spotlighted today will be the standout "Give in (For the Fame)"– notably, "Give in (For the Fame)" was the first track created for the debut EP. The song gently eases listeners in, allowing the listener to brace themselves before being encompassed by a fusion of skittering R&B samples and syncopated propulsion. Before allowing the listener to become to accustomed, the swelling force recedes and gently carries its participants back to serene landing. Give the track a listen and download below, it is truly a beautiful piece.
Pick up the EP's 12-inch vinyl on UNO's website or the digital version available at iTunes. Also, be sure to keep an eye out for the accompanying Grimes-directed music video for "Give In (For the Fame)," set for release next week. Lastly, although Kuhrye-oo's US tour has ended, fans will be able to watch a live stream of his performance at Boiler Room this upcoming Tuesday, May 8th.