Kučka is back with a new one, “Real,” and it’s a beauty. Co-produced by Nosaj Thing, “Real” is delicate and crystalline in its production — a perfect bed for Kučka’s own ethereal vocals — juxtaposing ruminating, minimal percussion with meditative synths and a gentle twinkle. It’s the kind of track that makes you want to close your eyes and escape to your own world for a few minutes. Maybe that’s the point.
In a statement, Kučka says “Real” is about the importance of imagination for healing and human connection, both of which can be overlooked in today’s technology-dominated environment: “I want to encourage people to lose themselves in their ideas, to really go deep, no matter how weird or unusual they think they are, and see how it affects their physical body and gives way to even more potent thoughts.”