Following the release of his glacial single “Winte“, Brooklyn based producer BAILE (aka Reed Kackley) continues to tease the release of his upcoming EP with “Leave Me” – a dark and feverish track filled with shadowy synths and unconventional rhythmic arrangement.
Curating rich dance music inspired by heady house beats and down-tempo rhythms, “Leave Me” opens with an isolated piano melody, twinkling like fallen rain drops against a murky sky. Kauf‘s vocals float effortlessly over barbed synths and luminous percussion, casting long shadows across a room lit only by candlelight – flames flickering in the dusky twilight.
“‘Leave Me’ is a track that started with a sample I recorded of myself toying around on an abandoned upright piano near the entrance of my practice space. I built onto that using empty beer bottles for percussion and layering analog synths, acoustic guitar, live bass & rhodes to fill out the instrumental” Reed explains.
Sending the track to LA-based vocalist/producer Kauf, the artist contorted the single into a narrative on impending heartache, beautifully articulating the agonising grief of lost love.
“You know you need to get out but you’re still so drawn to him. Was it only lust, or was there something real to begin with? Both sides in denial. Maybe you can’t get out because you haven’t learned your lesson from it yet. Stagnant, will you wait till rock bottom? Do you need distance from everyone who let you get here to get better?” the vocalist offers.
“Leave Me” is out now, with his EP to follow in March.