KYOSi

KYOSi's new EP "Negative Space" finds beauty in the experimental

New York-based polymath KYOSi describes the process of crafting her new extended play in terms of resonant beauty. “The question I ask myself is ‘did I make something I believe to be beautiful?’ and if the answer is yes, then I’ve reached success,” she says. As such, the recently released Negative Space contains a smattering of diverse genre influences—equal parts jazz, EDM, and pop— all congealing to create something as aesthetically pleasing as it is avant-garde. The EP’s title track is a standout example of this mellifluously-focused philosophy, with KYOSi’s vocals drifting in over reverb-laden seventh chords, all driven forward by house-inspired percussive breaks. It’s an iconoclastic release that on paper shouldn’t work, but with each separate piece in its right place, guided by KYOSi’s acute ear, it delivers a lush, experimental listening experience. Stream it below. -Connor Beckett McInerney

KYOSi's new EP "Negative Space" finds beauty in the experimental

New York-based polymath KYOSi describes the process of crafting her new extended play in terms of resonant beauty. “The question I ask myself is ‘did I make something I believe to be beautiful?’ and if the answer is yes, then I’ve reached success,” she says. As such, the recently released Negative Space contains a smattering of diverse genre influences—equal parts jazz, EDM, and pop— all congealing to create something as aesthetically pleasing as it is avant-garde. The EP’s title track is a standout example of this mellifluously-focused philosophy, with KYOSi’s vocals drifting in over reverb-laden seventh chords, all driven forward by house-inspired percussive breaks. It’s an iconoclastic release that on paper shouldn’t work, but with each separate piece in its right place, guided by KYOSi’s acute ear, it delivers a lush, experimental listening experience. Stream it below. -Connor Beckett McInerney

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