Just recently we were treated to a superb three-track ep called SEROTONIN by Australian artist Connor Grant, aka Akurei, who at the time promised he’d have another ep coming our way very soon, and lucky for us “soon” is now!
Akurei’s next ep is called HAIRDYE and it features another tidy three-track collection of songs – ‘HAIRDYE’, ‘STAY AROUND’ & ‘CHARLOTTE’ – which all have this sweet and somewhat nostalgic indie/electro-pop sound that is so very easy to fall in love with.
As Connor explains below the ep’s tracks were mostly written on guitar and have this more natural/transparent feel to him, and he even learnt a little more about himself along the way.
“HAIRDYE is the second EP I’m sharing this year. This one feels a little more transparent and rawer for me, which I always admire in the music I love. For the most part, these songs were written and explored on guitar before they hit the Ableton session which I found really refreshing.
HAIRDYE, the focus track, came together on a Saturday night-in. It was a cathartic song to put together, one of the occasions in which I felt I learnt a little more about myself in the process of writing it.
The song sat on my laptop for a few months after I finished the demo. It needed something, but I wasn’t 100% sure what it was. I ended up sending it to my friend Rutger (The Nicholas) and within an hour he had sent back like 5 stems that completely wrapped the song up.” – Akurei
“HAIRDYE” is being released via the recently launch indie label, sumoclic, which is co-owned/operated by Akurei & Golden Vessel.