With the warm rush of “Silver Screen,” Kartell‘s Daybreak EP opens, enveloping streamers in a nostalgia-tinged ambiance that embraces elements of bedroom pop, R&B melodies, the indie genre, and its intersection with electronic. Its fluency in cross-genre cues apparent across all six of its inclusions, Daybreak is sure to appeal to fans of Tame Impala and SG Lewis, the latter of whom guests on Daybreak‘s finale, “Crossing Paths.”
Conceptually, Daybreak takes facets of Kartell’s favorite settings and translates them into sound as it simultaneously brushes up against the idea of memory, the French artist explained. Kartell said,
“Timeless and soulful, the project is about the story of our relationship with memories and how we travel through them.”
The EP, which Dancing Astronaut backs as a must-stream, vaults Kartell onto the radars of music aficionados with soft spots for plush synth work, moody pads, and languorous sound progression. Your next favorite project can be found below, distributed via Roche Musique.