Taylor Skye‘s self-released debut EP KODE FINE & SONS is out May 3.
Taylor Skye is a 20-year-old artist who grew up surrounded by music and started producing at age 11 when his dad brought home a laptop with Logic on it. Known to be one half of London dysfunctional pop duo Jockstrap, Skye is now readying the release of his debut solo EP, KODE FINE & SONS, due out next month.
Closing the 7-track project, the first single “Kode Fine” is a fascinating introduction to his wacky and woozy synth-funk universe. Distorted and heavily processed, the lo-fi song sounds falsely cheerful and self-assured, sparking with irony and a particular melancholy. Is it really that fun when people talk about you all the time? We obviously know the answer and “Kode Fine” sounds like a self-convincing mantra to feel a bit better about this uncomfortable situation. When asked about the meaning of the track, the artist fairly admits that he doesn’t even know himself:
Listen to Taylor Skye‘s “Kode Fine” below and check the track in our HighClouds: Best of 2019 playlist.