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Akurei aka Connor Grant has shared three new tracks that will have you settled in to your weekend like no other.

Akurei 2020

Following his succinct EP SEROTONIN, the Australian artist has treated us to three luminous tunes that will serve all of your indie pop needs. Reminiscent of days gone by, the HAIRDYE  EP shows off Akurei‘s delicate and hypnotic vocals that are pure joy. Delivering a distinct sound, HAIRDYE, STAY AROUND & CHARLOTTE are the three tracks on offer that hold a common thread, channelling Akurei’s personal aesthetic. It’s the classic saying, ‘I’m here for a good time, not a long time.’ And this EP is the perfect example of that.

Speaking on the new EP, Akurei shares:

HAIRDYE is the second EP I’m sharing this year. This one feels a little more transparent and rawer for me, which I always admire in the music I love. For the most part, these songs were written and explored on guitar before they hit the Ableton session which I found really refreshing.

HAIRDYE, the focus track, came together on a Saturday night-in. It was a cathartic song to put together, one of the occasions in which I felt I learnt a little more about myself in the process of writing it.

The song sat on my laptop for a few months after I finished the demo. It needed something, but I wasn’t 100% sure what it was. I ended up sending it to my friend Rutger (The Nicholas) and within an hour he had sent back like 5 stems that completely wrapped the song up.