As if the Wedidit crew (Shlohmo, et al.) wasn’t making enough sexy, left-field R&B music, their newest member, London-based Purple, is adding heaping dose of sultry, vocal-driven beats to the enclave. The singer-producer is releasing his debut EP, Salvation, on November 5, and has put forth an alternative live version of his single Feel Alone, a sad, solitary croon with a ghostly backing and cricket chirps throughout.
Equally as hazy, but with more bravado, The Club, which released an official video in September, flourishes with the same emotions with the added toughness of an 808 boom bap and plucking synth stab. It sounds like a dark, dissociative R. Kelly floating somberly through space. You should probably add Purple to your Slow Jam playlist.