LA-based alt r’n’b artist TOLLIVER released his debut EP “Rites” via https://www.facebook.com/iceaofficial/“>Icons Creating Evil Art recently and now the first single off the EP “I Gotchu” receives a superb sounding remix treatment from acclaimed Swedish producer Saturday, Monday.
“What I love about the original track is that it is very ’visual’ and that the appeal lies in its form. So I knew that I didn’t want to just loop up a section and put some drums on it but rather try to expand the theme further having Tchaikovsky’s ‘Swan Lake’ and Berry Jenkins’ film ’Moonlight’ in mind” – Saturday, Monday
“Saturday, Monday brought a powerful humanity and curiosity to my song about my estranged brother. The woodwinds, the tastefully done beat; it’s a vision I didn’t see coming but now can’t live without” – Tolliver
The remix sees Saturday, Monday spin off a simple yet hypnotizing beat against Tollivers moodfelt lyrics dealing with an estranged brother.
Future r’n’b magic from Los Angeles based artist Tolliver.
“It’s about having sex with strangers and getting tested over and over, panicking and thinking every cough, every sore throat is a sign of death, then going ahead and doing it all over again – ‘paranoia’ is the word of the day. The video replicates that cycle; I start off alone in glory under that blue light, get all gussied up in the mirror, only to panic and cut my dick off, and end up wailing in the night… Then it’s right back to the blue light.”
“Emmanuel” is out now via Icons Creating Evil Art.