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Kilder Releases New EP ‘Unearth’

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Rising electronic producer Kilder has today released his latest EP Unearthalongside highlight track ‘Why You Always Look So Sad?’ featuring vocals from hotly tipped singer-songwriter, Gretel Hänlyn. Listen to the EP in full via VLF records here: https://lnk.to/kilderunearth

A world-colliding collaboration, ‘Why You Always Look So Sad?’ is a disorientating amalgamation of the grunge guitar music that has become synonymous with Gretel Hänlyn’s songwriting and Kilder’s raw and percussive production style. Yet another display of the producer’s ability to turn his hand to any genre, it’s an emotionally abrasive track inspired by the transgressive nature of Kilder’s production idols, Arca and Aphex Twin. Speaking on the track Kilder explains: “WYALSS is probably the rawest sound on the EP. I wanted to play at both ends of the spectrum and make a track that develops from really chill to really aggro. Hopefully the chorus is a bit of a surprise when you first hear it. And I have to say a big thanks to Gretel (Hänlyn) as it was her voice that inspired the idea, she has such a dynamic range, sonically and emotionally. A track like this is only possible with a singer like her”

Unearth is a colourful snapshot of Gen-Z life through Kilder’s eyes: building on the template of his debut project Don’t Hide, he has collaborated with a highly curated spread of emerging artists including future stars gglum, Myra Molloy, Issey Cross, WORRYWORRY and today’s vocalist Gretel Hänlyn. It features previous singles, ‘comfort me’, ‘Find Me’, ‘Do It Again’ as well as ‘Love Enough’, a delicious slice of electronic pop featuring uncredited vocalist LEILAH. Kilder and LEILAH first paired up back in 2020 with the release of his debut single ‘Don’t Hide’, which has gone on to become the 22-year-old producer’s biggest release to date, organically accumulating over 4M streams since its release.

Although Kilder writes largely club music, there’s a pop sensibility at play throughout his productions, with punchy song structures and a keen ear for melody that prod and poke at the pop zeitgeist. Speaking on the EP, he adds:

“The EP is called Unearth partly as a synonym to (self)discovery. I didn’t limit myself or try to make it a cohesive sound throughout, I wanted to just experiment with new sounds and mine a few different areas of music. I like so much different music myself, I don’t quite know what I want to focus on yet and I don’t want to box myself in. I’m hoping to have a long career and I see my first two EPs as sandboxes, places to play without too much pressure or stress. I’ve learned so much from the process and now I feel ready to start work on my debut album”

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Renowned for shining a light on up-and-coming talent, Kilder has worked with the likes of underground legend Trim, Japanese soulstress Friday Night Plans, Jasper Lotti, LYZZA, k_anti, LYAM, WORRYWORRY and multi-disciplinary artist Alice Longyu Gao. He has been supported by the likes of Dazed, Dummy, i-D, The Line of Best Fit, The Independent, Notion (who dubbed him “one to watch”), Wonderland + many more, alongside plaudits from Jack Saunders’ Future Artists show on BBC Radio 1. Spending most of the pandemic locked away in the studio building an arsenal of hits, Kilder is a thrilling talent for this year and beyond, whose latest project is as an essential new addition to your record box.