Brisbane artist Akurei is back with something pretty damn special for us this week. He’s working on his debut ep, and this heavenly new tune called ‘Photophobia’ is its first preview. It has Akurei gravitating towards electro-RnB in quite an ethereal way, and helping him get there on co-production is his good buddy, Golden Vessel.

This song (and the ep) very nearly never came to be. One night Akurei’s backpack was stolen which had his laptop & hard-drive in it, the only two places on the planet where these new tracks were being held….whoever you are, I hope Karma paid you a visit 🙂

“I started this song about a month before I had my backpack stolen overnight. It had my laptop, headphones and hard drive in it. I actually found my hard drive in the street the next morning, which in an odd way is incredibly lucky. We had to piece the song back together from this one early bounce of the demo, an iPhone recording of my guitar parts, and my vocal parts. Max (Golden Vessel) co-produced this track with me and really pulled through on the drum and bass parts. Working with Max is always an easy process, we generally see to eye-to-eye on what we think is cool for the projects we’re working on, and we can be honest with each other without offence.” – Akurei

mixed by Tristan Hoogland
promoted by Mammal Sounds


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