Rising contemporary electronica musician Holo has released his latest single, ‘Bleu’ on the 11th of February. The single is lifted from his upcoming EP, In Limbo which is slated for release on the 11th of March via Houseum’s sub-label Ellipse Records. The Australian producer burst onto the scene last year after releasing his debut EP, Atlas, with house music heavyweight UK label Shall Not Fade’s sub-label Lost Palms.
The EP featured the deep house classic ‘In My Dreams’ that earned over 2 million streams across platforms. The producer’s latest single ‘Bleu’ was supported KCRW’s Jason Kramer. In Limbo sees the producer combine a wide variety of sounds including breakbeat, pop, pop samples, live guitars and acid lines all while combining them with chilled overtones.
Hugo Horwood (aka Holo himself) is originally from Canberra and is currently living in Melbourne, Australia. His music draws from unexpected genres, including pop, classic rock, acid and 90s hip hop, to create a sound that is truly his own. Some of these artists include the likes of Radiohead, The Beatles, HNNY, Laurence Guy, Lone, Leon Vynehall, Four Tet, Daft Punk and Tame Impala to name a few. His own sound calls to mind the likes of Floating Points, Bicep, French 79 and Rone
‘Bleu’ is the first introduction into the kaleidoscopic EP that will subvert your expectations from the get-go. With a gradual start, the listener is rewarded for taking the extra time to lean back into the song and explore the multilayered tones of chilled vibes and an inescapable otherworldly realm. The first hint at the artist’s vocal talents, the single leaves the listener begging for more.
Speaking of the single, Holo tells us: “I chose this track’s title as a nod to Bicep’s “Glue” – an inspiration for the track’s sound – but also because in my mind this track’s colour was a light blue. Sometimes I get that when making music – a really strong mental image, whether it be a colour, or a scene. This is the first Holo track I’ve sung on too, with that Tame Impala-style vocal hook “Tomorrow” in the final minute. I love singing, and it’s something I explore a lot more on another record I’ll be releasing soon.”