If there's one thing that makes me instantly weak at the knees, it's a great vibrato. Safe to say that Brooklyn, NYC based singer-songrwiter rum•gold has successfully achieved this with his new track "Where There's Smoke."
The first taste of upcoming debut EP yaRn, "Where There's Smoke" is one half of a double debut from the talented young artist, reminiscent of a mix between James Vincent McMorrow, Moses Sumney, and something entirely unique.
Produced by Soulection-affiliated, Berlin-based artist James Chatburn, the track effortlessly blends acoustic sounds with minimal R&B textures and ethereal vocals that float seamlessly over J.Dilla-esque drums.
The first two singles, “Cashmere Cage” + “Where There’s Smoke" are, in a sense, my first words. It's the first time I'm truly letting people hear me, in the best way I know how. I graduated with a degree in music without having performed my own music once, so this release is both my debut as an artist, and a re-introduction to people who have “known” me for years. yaRn could easily be about queer love, but its more so about self love. It's about living with complexity.