ALT/POP ELECTRONICA COLLECTIVE DUTCHKID CONTINUE TO TEASE FORTHCOMING DEBUT ALBUM WITH NEW SINGLE
” LIGHT ON ”
Produced and co-written with U.S. multi-million streaming artist, Shallou (Island Records / Sleeptaker)
One to watch alt/pop electronic collective, Dutchkid are back teasing the arrival of their forthcoming debut album on Ultra Music, with new single ‘Light On’. Produced in collaboration with the ambient, indie-pop artist, Shallou, ‘Light On’ is another head turning outing of Dutchkid’s unique brand of stylish electronic pop. It’s been creating continent spanning ripples on the airwaves of BBC Radio 1’s ‘Future Artists’ programme and the nationwide BBC Introducing show, to thousands of miles away on South Africa’s largest pop station, 5FM. With a ‘BBC Introducing Best of 2020’ accolade to their name and over 10 million streams across Spotify and Apple Music, the only way is up for the distinctive ensemble,
‘Light On’ is a beautifully crafted soundscape from Dutchkid that swells in warm emotion. This grown-up style of pop/electronica is a glimpse into Dutchkid’s more sensitive songwriting, touching on the subject of loneliness and set to an atmospheric palette of delicate, uplifting melody, with goosebump-inducing effect.
Surprisingly, its theme of loneliness was not inspired by the Covid-19 pandemic and the lack of human interaction most people experienced; it was written months before the world went into lockdown. A premonition? Perhaps. But certainly a poignant track that resonates on more than one level.
On the creation of the new single, ‘Light On’, Jordi van Dyk, (vocals, bass, songwriter and producer) said, “‘Light On’ came from a writing session we had with Joe Boston aka ‘Shallou’. We started off discussing the idea of feeling lonely in a crowd and that basic human need for connection. It was beautiful to see how the song kept evolving throughout the session and how vulnerability can lead to healing.”
Signed to US powerhouse Ultra Music, ‘Light On’ is the third single to be released from Dutchkid’s upcoming debut album later this year. It landed on Ultra after fierce interest from other labels following their arrival on the scene
Dutchkid are doing things differently and the signs are all there – it’s only a matter of time before this hugely talented collective break through in a big way!!!
Friday 10th December 2021 at Oslo in Hackney, East London
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Born in Manchester, lived in Australia for 22 years where i was heavily involved in the Australian Music Industry, firstly in bands (Singer) and then managing bands (all original), I moved back to the UK, Wales specifically 10 years ago and married my childhood sweetheart and life is good.