FKJ has dropped off his latest EP Ylang Ylang, a six-track project created from the multi-instrumentalist’s year of self-isolation in the South East Asian jungle of the same name. Featuring only one guest appearance from Bas on the single “Risk,” the EP is a culmination of FKJ’s feelings during its creation — the sound of technical mastery being bypassed for and born from emotional complexity.
“It’s not a single; I want to present it a more like a conceptual one, like a film scoring of that time and place,” he said in a statement. “Last year I spent about six months in a very remote tropical place where I setup a studio. There is almost no one there. No electricity. I was making music out of a generator that was running only by night. The most beautiful landscapes, mountains, beaches. It’s one of my favourite places in the world. When I made music there it felt kind of like a dream state.”
To celebrate the release of the EP, FKJ also shared a dreamy visual for the title track, highlighting the beautiful forces of nature over beautiful piano work and soulful vocal melodies.
Stream Ylang Ylang on Spotify and Apple Music, and watch the visual above.
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