UPDATE (Sept. 17, 2019): Continuing in the same vein of the song’s various lo-fi and gritty sounds, Yves Tumor has returned with a psychedelic new music video for his latest single “Applaud” featuring Hirakish and Napolian. Throughout the video, Tumor and Hirakish can be seen donning some ’70s-esque hairstyles and clothing, whereby they frantically sing and dance in a dim-lit, seemingly drug and alcohol-fueled room. You can watch the video for “Applaud” above.
ORIGINAL STORY (Sept. 10, 2019): After releasing his critically-acclaimed 2018 project Safe in the Hands of Love, one of the year’s most forward-thinking albums, lo-fi experimentalist and Warp Records-signed Yves Tumor has returned with brand new material. Dropping a new cut entitled “Applaud,” Tumor’s latest offering continues to hone in on his post-genre overtone, enlisting some jarring collaborative efforts from fellow avant artists Hirakish and Napolian.
Continuing with his darkly-lit sonicscapes, “Applaud” sees an unconventional hip-hop foundation being employed — boom-bap breakbeats take up much of the production’s core, whereby side-chained synths and samples round out the track’s melodies. More string screeches and a sample of a Frenchman are showcased, continuing with Tumor’s grittily abstract approach. The ending of the song employs a spoken-word interlude, finishing with “I don’t know what to do/But my eyes are on you.”
You can listen to “Applaud” above.
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