Parisian artist Crayon links with Erased Tapes on new single 'Misplaced'.
Fusing spectral elements of R&B with crystalline electronics, Crayon's immersive songwriting suggests more than states.
New single 'Misplaced' dwells in the shadows, and it emerged from a period of transition within Crayon's life.
Constructed in Paris, Crayon then reached out to Jo from the band Tora and Gracy Hopkins, who helped complete the song.
“The track 'Misplaced' was created at a time when I was going through a lot of changes and felt very lost in the process. My friend Jo from Tora came to stay for a few days in what was to become my new flat, with my first ever roommate Bastien. I felt a bit lost during the session, a bit ‘misplaced’, but everything happened very spontaneously, from Bastien jamming on my goto Prophet synth preset and Jo’s vocals that instantly called for this pitch effect I added on his opening line.”
“Production-wise it’s sort of the opposite of what I had just released with Duñe. Instead of going for my traditional, mostly acoustic/live sound, I tried to dabble in more uncomfortable territories, with a noticeably colder/more numeric feel that contrasts how organically this track was crafted. Gracy’s visit at the end of that afternoon perfectly sums it all up, as we didn’t really plan on having him featured, nor see him write any words for his verse. He just took the mic that was hanging in my bedroom and did his thing exactly how you hear it. Ultimately, 'Misplaced' is really about accepting even the darkest place you may find yourself in, and embracing whatever comes out of it.”
The intimate video for 'Misplaced' was shot in Crayon's Parisian apartment, and features the flowing motion of his body embarking on an intricate dance routine.
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