TUNE salute - Light Up ft. Liv Dawson
salute - 'Light Up' ft. Liv Dawson
Single Focus Date: Friday 23rd June 2017.
“The 20-year-old producer mixes the perfect summer cocktail of soulful, electronic sounds.” – i-D
“Exuberant and irresistible” – Pitchfork
“With the skill set of a hitmaker and the objectives of a genre-shunning experimentalist, salute is only just getting started” – Crack
Today sees hotly tipped artist & producer salute return with his brand single ‘Light Up’ featuring fast rising Method Records-signee Liv Dawson. The blissful track is salute’s first new material since the release of his ‘My Heart’ mini-album last summer and sees him combine his unmistakable songwriting & production skills with Liv Dawson’s silky, soulful vocals to stunning effect.
‘Light Up’ is another fine example of salute’s instinctive skill at combining soulful melodies & intricate instrumentals to create unique, genre blurring electronica. Describing the track, salute explains himself in a newfound positive mind-set, pronouncing it as “an ode to being happy” before going on to explain “I’ve become a much more joyful person over the past year and it is starting to manifest in the music I’ve been making. This record took me a long time to complete so I'm glad it's finally out there!”.
Continuing his trend of working with the hottest breakthrough talent out there, salute connected with Liv early on while writing ‘Light Up’. Describing their working process, Liv exclaims, “I loved working with salute! As soon as I heard the track I vibed with it - such a cool, summery feel to it. Collaborating with other artists you really enjoy, such as salute, is always an amazing feeling. Can't wait for everyone to hear Light Up!”.
Now living in Manchester, salute had a landmark year in 2016 dropping his My Heart mini-album to plaudits from the likes of Pitchfork, Crack Magazine and The FADER, who called it “a blitz of colourful melodies and pop vocals”. The release featured contributions from a wealth of talent salute connected with in the writing process such as Leeds based artist/producer Krrum, Brooklynite KAMAU and the enigmatic D.R.A.M., who teamed up with salute on the project’s lead single ‘One More Chance’; a collaboration which saw the pair record a special session for FACT TV at Maida Vale.
‘Light Up’ is the first in a set of releases that will see salute build up to his anticipated full length debut.
You can find details of salute’s upcoming live dates below;
Sunday, 30th April: salute (LIVE), KOKO, London, UK
Saturday, 20th May: salute (LIVE), The Green Door Store, Brighton, UK
Friday, 26th May: salute (LIVE), Imagine Festival, Basel, Switzerland
Saturday, 27th May: salute (DJ Set), The Masked Ball, Cornwall, UK
Sunday 28th May: salute (DJ Set), People People - Projekts Skatepark, Manchester, UK
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