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“makes you want to move, regardless of age or musical tastes” – Chicago Now
“Hablot Brown do absolutely no wrong” – Acid Stag
“…colorful array of familiar genres all while paving out a spot for itself” on “Color World” with Tim Atlas – Ones To Watch
Los Angeles, CA [May 5, 2020] Today, the genre-bending trio Hablot Brown has independently released their anticipated junior EP, OPAQUE.
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With a couple years of releases under their belt, including launching Soulection’s Black Label, the trio has solidified a lustrous vibe that merges indie, neo-soul and R&B sensibilities. The subject matter of the OPAQUE EP stems from a tumultuous and foggy transitional period that took place in each member’s lives towards the latter half of 2019. Being tossed around by the ebb and flow of adulthood, there was a moment when the band felt an unprecedented amount of uncertainty & anxiety for their future. The songs that constitute OPAQUE are products — not necessarily conscious reflections — of this time period.
– Linus Lester- Hodges
Hablot Brown is composed of twin brothers Austin Brown (production, keys, bass, guitar) and John Brown (drums, co-writing), who hail from Franklin, MA, and Linus Lester-Hodges (vocals, songwriting) who grew up in Singapore. Bringing an interesting blend of vastly contrasting genres, the band borrows from musical influences such as Ned Doheny, Nick Hakim, J.Dilla and Tom Misch creating their own unique sound that is difficult not to fall in love with.
Dive into the OPAQUE EP at the links below and be on the lookout for more from the boys.