Samuel Proffitt

Track Of The Day #922: Samuel Proffitt feat. SKYLR – Drown

‘Drown’ begins on some spoken word – in a language that isn’t English, giving it an exotic twist – that’s a little distorted as though it was either recorded from a distance or from the big screen.  It manages to be both hot and sultry as if just before a storm starts, whilst simultaneously giving the listener something of a chill, the former in the close, filtered, and deceptively easy melodies; the latter being found in SKYLR‘s buttery smooth but breathy vocals.  Curiously, given the hot and cold nature of the track, it suits both the last hurrah of the sun by the coast and rain-splattered windows as the seasons change.

“Writing ‘Drown’ was a difficult process,” explains Samuel Proffitt.  “It’s the only song I’ve ever written starting with vocals or lyrics, but I fell in love with SKYLR’s voice and lyrics and had to use them.  It was a challenge to make someone else’s thoughts reflect my own, distorting and twisting the meaning to create something completely new.  I wanted to take this someplace darker, to a place close to my heart.”

‘Drown’ is taken from Proffitt’s ‘The Grey Notebook’ EP, due 3rd October.

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