Danish-born, now LA-based artist & producer, Galimatias, today shares “Let Go,” the second single to be lifted from his forthcoming full-length album, Renaissance Boy. This lush track showcases again how much of a master he is at layering strings and vocals. The opening half of “Let Go” foregrounds Galimatias’s fragile vocal performance over tender, dripping keys and crisp percussion while the second half blooms to life with orchestral flourishes and staccato piano. He creates this addicitive euphoric sound during the song.
The song was started in 2018 and finished years later, “Let Go” is the sound of competing mindsets or feelings trapped in the past.
Of the inspiration behind the track, Galimatias shares that: “The song is about the reluctance to let go of someone or something you had a strong connection to. The ambivalence can be jarring, when you know that you would be better off moving forward and forgetting about it, but your psyche holds you hostage to the nostalgia.” Galimatias emerges from his artistic hibernation sounding revitalized and refreshed, reintroducing himself with a tastefully crafted brand of weightless, ornate R&B. Marrying the melancholic, downtempo beauty of his adolescence spent in the European electronic/hip-hop scene with the syrupy, sun-kissed atmosphere of his new locale, Galimatias is making music that feels as though it were filtered through a dream that you don’t want to wake up from.
“Let Go” by Galimatias is out now, buy/stream it here
Renaissance Boy is out August 28th, 2020