Australian artist Akurei is coming back to us this week with not one but three brand new songs that make up his SEROTONIN EP, which is said to be the first of three eps that he has planned for release in 2020.
Straight after giving us his outstanding “September” ep in late 2019, Akurei began working on his new round of new material, but nothing really came together until February when he took off on a little writing trip with two of his good friends, Golden Vessel and Emerson Leif.
As you would expect from that crew the results were quite fruitful, and he ended up with a nice little collection of songs that he plans to share with us over the coming months – the first of which being SEROTONIN, COMATOSE and SUCKER.
“I started thinking writing for this project almost immediately after I put out my last ep ‘September’, but it really came together in February. I took Maxwell (Golden Vessel) and Caleb (Emerson Leif) out to regional Queensland for three days to write music and be creative without any distractions. It was hugely refreshing and productive, we left with the bones of 6 songs.
SEROTONIN, the title track for this project, was one of the first tracks to come together on that writing trip. Lyrically it covers the morning after a big night; I’m a sucker for peer pressure on a night out, SEROTONIN is about the next day, when you don’t want to get out of bed.
The SEROTONIN project is the first of a few I’ve got planned for the year. I wanted to share a few bite sized projects, and the three track format was an exciting idea to me. I’m looking forward to sharing a little more later this year!” – Akurei
“SEROTONIN” is also the debut release for the recently launch independent label sumoclic which is co-owned/operated by Akurei & Golden Vessel.
Production and Mixing by Akurei & Golden Vessel
Mixing by Golden Vessel
Mastering by Matthew Agoglia
Artwork by Akurei
Press Photos by Maxwell Byrne