Becoming a full-time musician isn't the easiest decision to make, but Bohkeh has made the leap of faith and isn't turning back. The Los Angeles-based producer originally impressed the EARMILK writing staff previously with his adorable remix of "Fireflies" by Owl City, as well as with his Cotton EP and he is continuing to do-so with his brand new mini-album Café. The six-track record is filled with delightfully sweet and sample heavy songs that are perfect for the end of summer.
Why is it called Café? Local coffee shops were literally a get away from where I usually work, my room. Otherwise, I'd probably go crazy. A Café would basically be my office for the day, and I'm probably speaking for many people. The difference between these tracks and my previous records was that they weren't planned. I usually plan out what mood/feel I want for my music but all of that was disregarded this time around. I felt like the experience of just working for myself – from managing to booking – put a lot of emotion to the writing for this project.
Café, despite the songs being unplanned, blends smoothly for its less-than 20 minute duration. The album goes from track to track with ease and feels cohesive with its light and bubbly sound. Notable mentions on the record are "Doesn't Matter Where", which samples the Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen collaboration "Good Time", and "Tell Ya Somethin'", which samples another Jepsen track "I Really Like You" in ways where the songs have been given a little more life and bounce. However, the standout song "Here Comes Beautiful (Study Break)" is a short-but-sweet instrumental track opening with gentle piano chords that seamlessly melt into slow drum beats. Sit back, relax and let this delightful album warm you up – like any café should.