First Listen: Hugh - Direction (Salute Remix)

New shapes in electronic RnB from the former Benin City frontman

First Listen: Hugh - Direction (Salute Remix)

New shapes in electronic RnB from the former Benin City frontman

Hugh are a London based 4 piece featuring Andy Highmore, Joshua Idehen, Tino Kolarides, Izzy Brooks - you may have heard of Idehen before as front man of Afrofuturists Benin City. Here he's laying his vocals over Direction, a mournful torch song, impeccably remixed by Salute. After a build of soundscape and gentle, late night piano chords, the track drops into a swirling synth sound quite unlike anything we've heard. The closest we can come is that this is the imagined sound of jazz fluttering across your closed eyelids. Idehen had the following to say about writing Direction;

"The inspiration behind the song:  I wrote a few years back, around the time I was falling out of love with my own Christian beliefs. I'd been following the LGBTQIA movement online and I thought the catholic stance on same sex marriage was kind of sad: I'd grown up believing 'God is Love' and it didn't make sense to include a 'terms and conditions' to it..."

 

Hugh will be performing a headline show Oct 12th at Electrowerkz. Tickets here

 

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