An off-kilter rhythm creates the foundation for Calm Down while various bubbling chord progressions, including a creeping string section, circulate against layers of Katy B’s vocals. Four Tet and Floating Points have of course performed alongside one another in the past, but their aggressively experimental take on music make them ideally suited production partners. Pair their production with Katy B’s bluesy croon and this track soars past all fan expectation.
This is the first release from Katy B’s “Honey” project in which the UK singer will team up with an array of eclectic artists to bring a degree of musical diversity to her sound. Grab your copy of Calm Down here, and look for more from Katy B in the months to come.