The ‘Follow’ EP is a collaboration between singer/ songwriter SEARLS and electronic producer LJ LOOPER. It is set for release on June 17th
SEARLS, originally from Ireland, is a musician who takes older influences from the likes of Brian Eno, Kraftwerk and blends contemporary acts such as James Blake, Jessie Ware, Shura and mixes it all up to create his own sound. Learning his craft as a backing singer, he decided to turn his attentions to songwriting. Last year he released his first single Doing Time and remixes of the track received great attention from the dance community. This summer will see him release his debut-EP.
All of the EP was produced by LJ Looper, a London based Electronic Music Producer & DJ. Looper is mostly known for producing an ‘Electronic Urban’ sound; his future Bass remix of Doing Time was play-listed on Reprezent Radio. In April 2016, Looper was supported by the MOBO Awards for his track ‘Let Me Know’, featuring Keith Sweats’ protege, Jason Little. Regarding his latest collaboration, he says: “SEARLS’ vocal range was incredible to work with, allowing us to record an intimate lead performance, backed by rich, haunting choral layers. The distinctiveness and heartfelt emotion in his voice is what drew me to working with him in the first place.”
The EP consists of 3 tracks: Demons, Hurricane and Follow. The songs are heavily infused with haunting Celtic choral backing vocals to SEARLS’ soulful lead. The songs explore themes such as addiction, sexuality, love and oppression through an electro-ambient RnB lens.
The video for lead track Demons just got released online. Watch here.