Out April 28 on LG105
Today, Brooklyn-based multi-instrumentalist and 2021 artist to watch bad tuner delivers his latest single on LG105. ‘Back to Me’ marries the smooth, pitched down vocals of British singer Marbl with rolling drum breaks and strong melodic chord structure to create a soulful collaboration oozing with movement. bad tuner’s project is one that lives and breathes creativity, drenched in decades of technical learnings. The lo-fi heater is out on LG105, the new electronic division of Virgin Records UK that boasts a slew of releases from emerging and established artists, producers and independent labels. Recent cuts from the like of Mall Grab, Ross From Friends and Fakear.
Listen to ‘Back to Me’ here
On the single, bad tuner comments — “Back To Me is a true pandemic internet collaboration. After being linked with UK vocalist Marbl through Adam of Keys N Krates, we immediately started sending vocals and instrumentals back and forth. For the visuals she recorded a video of herself singing, and I then projected it on the wall behind me and played the keys and danced along. It put us in the same space if just for a moment!”
Watch ‘Back to Me’ Video here
He’s created remixes for the likes of TOKiMONSTA and Two Another, had releases on Kitsuné and Young Art Records, received support from industry titans including KCRW and Pete Tong at BBC Radio 1, and performed alongside A-Trak, Nosaj Thing, Bon Entendeur and Catching Flies. Most recently, bad tuner’s first socially-distanced show with NYC party crew Purgatory as part of the city’s Open Culture program sold out in under a day. The show was so popular that a second performance was added to keep up with demand, with bad tuner returning to the stage for another round this Saturday, May 1. This continued reinforcement remains proof of his growing significance as one of Brooklyn’s up-and-coming DIY producers.
Marbl adds: “The track represents the period in a relationship where usually one person feels like there is something missing and they want more. The song takes us through the narration of the various thoughts and actions taken by a partner in search of fulfillment. The second verse hears the declaration of the abandoned soul’s forgiveness for breaking what was declared perfect by the wind in the chorus. And finally in the outro, a vow of understanding and love in the future.”
bad tuner is a budding musician with a deep knowledge of musical theory, synthesis, and songwriting; with records like ‘Back To Me’ continuing to add momentum as he remains poised to amplify his sound to a global scale.
You can stream/buy ‘Back to Me’ from April 28 on LG105