SONGS FROM SCRATCH: VOLUME 1 FEATURES NEW MUSIC FROM VANJESS, BIBI BOURELLY, TONE STITH AND MORE
In 2019, Keep Cool partnered with creative agency Yours Truly and adidas Originals to bring 80+ vocalists, instrumentalists, producers, songwriters, and the one and only Babyface to a historic mansion in Los Angeles to write, record and build together. After a full week of sessions and 120 songs recorded, Keep Cool/RCA Records finally release the compilation EP, Songs From Scratch: Volume 1. Listen HERE.
Songs From Scratch: Volume 1 is a continuation of the adidas Originals and Yours Truly’s long-running Songs from Scratch series that has produced songs from Chance the Rapper, Kelela, Brent Faiyaz, Kehlani, Ty Dolla $ign, Mura Masa, Danny Brown, and more.
Songs from Scratch curator, Will Abramson says: “Songs from Scratch Vol. 1, is a natural extension of our ambition to put artists into positions where they can make things that surprise them, and us. For 9 years we’ve curated smaller 1:1 pairings but we always wondered: what would happen if we put a whole bunch of artists and producers in one place, took really good care of them and let them run free? We’re grateful to Keep Cool and adidas originals for helping make that dream a reality.”
Keep Cool co-founder and EVP of A&R at RCA Records, Tunji Balogun says: “We started Keep Cool with the goal of bringing people together in the name of creativity, inclusivity and great art. Partnering with Adidas on Creator Camp was a magical opportunity to connect artists from all walks of life in an unfiltered, authentic environment that exemplified the power of music in creating bonds and bringing creatives together.”
The official camp documentary, produced by Yours Truly, is a kaleidoscopic vision of camp, featuring appearances from Babyface, Smino, Ant Clemons, Victoria Monet, Jozzy, Dijon, Umi, Ruel, D’Mile, Xavier Omär, and more.
1 “Glory” feat. Mez, VanJess, ICECOLDBISHOP, Ginette Claudette & Gwen Bunn
2 “Red Velvet Cake” feat. ICECOLDBISHOP, Shy Girls, VanJess, Jesse Boykins III, Tess Henley
3 “Warzone” feat. BiBi Bourelly
4 “Call It A Fix (So High)” feat. VanJess
5 “Thirsty” feat. Mez, ICECOLDBISHOP, Tone Stith, Kennedi