London based act Harlequiin is a multi-instrumentalist who cites the trumpet as his primary tool, but don’t let that fool you. Influenced by acts like Jamie Lidell and Ben Khan, Harlequiin makes chill electronic indie-pop infused with soul that’s easy to vibe to. The UK producer is on the up and up, having already collaborated with the likes of Mount Kimbie, The Maccabees, Bonobo, Valerie June and more. You also might have seen him on tour with acts like Bat for Lashes, Paolo Nutini and the 1975.
Earlier this year the dude also known as Rory Simmons released his debut EP and now he’s got another new EP on the way, due out the end of this month. We here at Sidewalk Hustle are hype to give you the exclusive first listen to that new EP’s title track – “Something To Believe In.” Featuring Amelka May, it’s a smooth track full of tactful glitches that indeed make us believe.
As Simmons told Sidewalk Hustle…
“This second Harlequiin EP was inspired by everything from Michael Jacksons Teddy Riley era to St Vincent and Dawn Richard. One of the songs is about parenthood- perhaps one of the more cliche of subjects…. but there’s also some references to dogs chewing bones so maybe that evens it out a bit.”
Listen to “Something To Believe In” below.
Harlequiin’s new EP Something To Believe In comes out October 27th 2017, pre-order it here.