Electronic music producer Tycho has just announced Weather, his fifth studio album which is set to be release off Mom + Pop Records and Ninja Tune this July 12. In addition to the upcoming studio album, the producer has released a new single entitled “Pink & Blue,” which prominently features vocalist Saint Sinner.
The music video for “Pink & Blue,” features Saint Sinner lounging around various rooms in her house and jogging outdoors as she sings the track’s verses and chorus. “Pink & Blue’s” instrumentals feature roaming guitar riffs and psychedelic synth chords, that play into Tycho’s typical relaxed electronica and soft guitar rock blend that he has molded over the years.
Saint Sinner explains that the lyrics behind “Pink & Blue,” as reflecting her adolescence and later sexuality, explaining that as a child she was conditioned to believe that she was heterosexual. She later elaborates that as she grew older she discovered her attraction to women, which inspired this latest track.
“The lines, ‘Oh, pink and blue, you know I look good on you,’ originally stemmed from when I was romantically involved with a man and a woman simultaneously, for the first time in my life,” Saint Sinner explained in a press release. “It was a defining moment for me. I went from being a young religious kid who thought she would marry a man to a young woman who realized her love for women. I now found myself, somewhere in the middle, leaning more closely to women. ‘Pink & Blue’ is a love song to no one, to everyone, and to myself. It’s a sweet reminder to all lovers to hold onto their love with open arms; to be fearless about any type of love and to be fearless about losing their love. Love is never lost.”
In addition to her contributions to this latest single, Tycho credits Saint Sinner as one of the main influences behind the entire album. As a singer-songwriter she was one of the main songwriters behind the project, working intimately with the producer.
“When setting out to record Weather I wanted to finally fulfill what had been a vision of mine since the beginning: to incorporate the most organic instrument of all, the human voice,” Tycho explained in a press release. “While developing the initial concepts, I met Hannah Cottrell, aka Saint Sinner, and the vocal component of the album immediately came into focus. Our initial sessions were incredibly productive and I strongly identified with the imagery in her lyrics. Her vision folded effortlessly into mine and her voice integrated seamlessly into the sonic landscape opening new spaces for me as a songwriter and producer.”
Tycho also credits the singer with helping develop his musical project into his true vision, stating:
“It has been inspiring working with Hannah’s voice and hearing Tycho evolve into something that I had always hoped it someday would. My philosophy in life is that when you see a path clearly laid out you must follow it to see where it leads. As an artist you have to continuously challenge yourself and evolve to make genuine artistic statements. Looking back it’s clear that every step of the past 18 years has lead to this moment and I couldn’t be happier with the result.”
“Pink & Blue,” follows the single “Easy,” which will also be featured on the upcoming Weather album.
2. Pink & Blue
4. Into The Woods
6. For How Long
7. No Stress
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