UK artist Katy B has called on two of the most inventive, expansive and unique electronic producers working today for a brand new track. Four Tet and Floating Points (both of whom are in Australia over the next few weeks, by the way) have come together for Calm Down, to be featured on Katy B’s upcoming album Honey. It doesn’t have a release date yet, but it’s set to be her first release since Little Red in 2014.
Watery synths and a bouncing rhythm open the track, while B’s smooth, neo-R&B melody leads the way with effortless cool. The animated rhythm is complex and snappy, with as much attention to minute detail as you’d expect from Four Tet and Floating Points. The jaunty atmosphere has a dark side, though, a kind of seductive franticness that comes out through immediate and bumbling string embellishments.
It’s a really interesting and expectedly unique sound, with the marriage of the eclectic production work and Katy’s breezy melody spawning a thoroughly enjoyable electro-pop offering, one that is remarkably catchy considering the usual scope of the mad scientist producers.
Four Tet released Morning/Evening earlier this year, while Floating Points recently dropped his stunning debut Elaenia. Floating Points is also in town this week for his debut Australian performances. Meanwhile, Four Tet will be performing at Let Them Eat Cake, Lost Paradise and more.