Over the last two years, 26 year old singer, songwriter and producer Astronomyy has emerged as one of the UK’s most prodigious new talents, mixing sparse hip hop-influenced production with effortlessly stylish, emotive songwriting. Whether it’s through his own songs such as ‘Don’t Need U’, ‘U Make Me Feel Good’, ‘Swim Deeper’ or ‘All I Need (ft. Denai Moore)’ which have racked up millions of plays between them, as a songwriter for other artists (Astronomyy wrote and co-produced MNEK and Zara Larsson’s huge crossover hit single ‘Never Forget You’) or through a series of much talked-about live shows (supporting the likes of London Grammar and Kwabs and at festivals such as Bestival and Glastonbury), Astronomyy’s music always finds a way of hitting the emotional sweet spot.
Astronomyy now returns with brand new song ‘Somethin About U’, a collaboration with PMR Records’ production wunderkind SG Lewis. Combining Astronomyy’s love of hip hop bounce with Lewis’ more club-orientated leanings, ‘Something About U’ sees Astonomyy exploring fresh dancefloor-influenced sounds, albeit underpinned with a trademark lyrical depth. In Astronomyy’s own words: “I’m always looking for ways to document the way the universe works and this song, for me, deals with how I perceive things like fate, destiny and my future. Obviously I’m drawn to the darker side of emotions, as that’s where I feel most power and creativity”.
You can hear ‘Somethin About U’ right now here:
Meanwhile, Astronomyy is currently putting the finishing touches to his eagerly awaited debut album at his own Lunar Surf Studios in Worcestershire. More information on the album, which will be released in 2016, will follow soon.
Here’s the video for SG Lewis’s latest single ‘Shivers’ featuring JP Cooper. The video was directed by Charlie James Reader who perfectly encapsulated SG’s warm production with a touching, arresting and cosmic video.
Below you can also stream a remix of Shivers courtesy of UK duo HONNE with a dream-like reimagining of the original:
While SG has been DJing around Europe throughout the summer, he plays his first UK full live show in November, we can expect more new music before the year is out, on a roll with PMR Records and an exciting prospect for 2016.