Ryan Hemsworth has released the absolutely gorgeous, Afterglow, this week. The Canadian producer has been quiet (at least for his own standards) since releasing his mini-album, Alone For The First Time, late last year.
Ryan Hemsworth’s new track was probably made on a blimp hovering 3 metres above the ice-white tip of Mount Everest. The song is a lovely mix of atmospheric blips, cello thumps, piano fondling and choir-like harmonies. When you listen to it, you will feel like you are floating in a cloud of soft, self-playing instruments. In the description for the song on his Soundcloud page, Ryan Hemsworth included the following: “fiona apple in ‘the first taste’ music video (1996).”
I was not exactly sure what he meant, so I played Afterglow as I watched the video on mute. It was… eclectic… very American Beauty. I have included the Fiona Apple video so that you can have a try at splicing it with the song (Year 12 Visual Arts project here we come).
We are very excited that Ryan Hemsworth will be gracing our shores once again at the end of September. He’ll be visiting Aus for the upcoming third instalment of Listen Out Festival, at which he’ll be playing alongside the likes of Childish Gambino, Odesza, SBTRKT, Rae Sremmurd and Hayden James.