Toronto-based singer, songwriter and producer sunsetto drops up-tempo track “drugs are for fun,” a catchy pop anthem led by shimmering vocal lines and melodic soundscape. Sweeping through his signature blend of R&B, alternative and pop, the track is a delicate balance of upbeat instrumentation hiding away vulnerable messaging.
Drawing inspiration from how seemingly harmless habits may be coping mechanisms for something more troubling, the track delves into the changes brought into his own life. Despite an anthemic quality, the track centres around a sobering conversation about how not everyone has someone who cares enough about them to ask for change.
An accompanying music video shot in Nova Scotia, Canada, reflects the touches of hope he brings out from the serious messaging. With his beautiful childhood landscape as a backdrop, sunsetto uses his own reflection to find and offer comfort.
Rooted in a mosaic of captivating vocals and hazy production punctuated by DIY beats, Kyle Mischiekdelivers up cinematic yet intimate as sunsetto. Going viral in 2020 for a snippet of his track “don’t leave,” this rising star has continued to build momentum with each release as he gears towards the release of his forthcoming debut EP.