RISING LONDON ARTIST KHUSHI RELEASES DEBUT ALBUM STRANGE SEASONS ON WARNER RECORDS

VIDEO FOR “COLDHEARTED LATELY” DEBUTS VIA COMPLEX

“Khushi is defining his own evocative sound as a solo artist...he leans into reverberating echoes, delicate falsettos and hums, building tension to cinematic release. But the lyrics are intimate, delivered in a kind of confidential whisper.” —TIME

Strange Seasons is…quietly unveiling personal truths, or considering why they stay covered.” —NPR’s All Things Considered

Strange Seasons, the debut album from rising London vocalist, songwriter and producer Khushi, is out today on Warner Records—get it here. Watch the video for single “Coldhearted Lately,” directed by Erik Rojas and debuted by Complex today, here.

Khushi recently chatted with NPR’s Ari Shapiro about the making of the album on “All Things Considered,” listen here.

In celebration of the release, Khushi will play in Los Angeles January 31 at the Peppermint Club. He will also support Asgeir on his North American tour in March, with dates in Los Angeles, Chicago, Nashville, Brooklyn and beyond. Please see full details below.

Strange Seasons was recorded in a shed in London over the course of about six years,” Khushi says of the album. “Some of the songs have been with me longer than that and each of them have been through many guises before finding what I felt was their final form on this album. I tried to find the most direct way to present the songs, with the arrangements building up when they needed to but being at their most simple and stripped down elsewhere. I spent many long nights and days in the shed—it was a long but eventually deeply rewarding and emotional process. Towards the end of that process James Blake, who had heard and fallen in love with the album, offered to mix it. We mixed it together in his home studio which was a very inspiring experience and continued the personal touch that contributes to the sound of the album. We tried to elevate the sonic quality whilst leaving as much natural imperfection and humanity in there as we could. This album is my entire heart and soul. It is the end of a very long journey and the start of a new one. I hope you enjoy it.”

Blake and Khushi’s studio collaboration led to Blake asking  Khushi  to contribute to his acclaimed album Assume Form, and to join him on his recent North American and U.K. tours as support.

“This video represents the different possible selves that compete within us, which the song is also about,” says Khushi of the video for “Coldhearted Lately.” “Warm, harsh, arrogant, shy, selfish, kind, calm, exuberant (for example) parts of ourselves that jostle for position. I played all the parts on the record so it fits in that way too. A visual representation of someone making music on their own and playing in all the parts. I also saved money ‘cos I only had to hire myself to perform in the video, plus I managed to satisfy my narcissistic urges at the same time. Perfect.”

In addition to “Coldhearted Lately,” Strange Seasons includes previously released tracks “Like A City,” “This Is, Pt. 1,” “From Me” and “Freedom Falls,” which Pigeons & Planes praised for Khushi’s “ear for ambitious, orchestral arrangements.” James Blake also recently shared a remix of “This Is, Pt. 1.,” listen here.

Further critical praise for Khushi:

“A work of delicate poise.” —Clash

“Captivating” —HYPEBEAST

“Khushi reaches new heights with his airy ambience…” —The Line of Best Fit

“Cavernous arrangements and seamlessly crafted production that foreshadow what will undoubtedly be a profoundly impactful debut album.” —Ones To Watch

“A spellbinding effort…delivers a serious gut punch.” —Lyrical Lemonade


Khushi was born and raised in London and lives in Los Angeles. He first rose to prominence with 2013’s “Magpie” and 2014’s “Phantoms.” Of Indian descent, he is also a member of the critically acclaimed band Strong Asian Mothers, U.K. favorites who have played festivals across Europe and spent time on the A-list of BBC radio playlists and toured widely.


For more information, please contact Carla Sacks or Reid Kutrow at Sacks & Co., 212.741.1000; Yashar Zadeh at Warner Bros. Records

KHUSHI LIVE
*with Asgeir

January 31 /// Breaking Sound at Peppermint Club /// Los Angeles, CA
March 4 /// Imperial Vancouver /// Vancouver, BC*
March 6 /// Neptune Theater /// Seattle, WA*
March 7 /// Doug Fir /// Portland, OR*
March 9 /// Great American Music Hall /// San Francisco, CA*
March 10 /// Teragram /// Los Angeles, CA*
March 12 /// Crescent Ballroom /// Phoenix, AZ*
March 15 /// Bluebird /// Denver, CO*
March 17 /// Majestic Theatre /// Madison, WI*
March 18 /// Lincoln Hall /// Chicago, IL*
March 20 /// Exit In /// Nashville, TN*
March 21 /// Motorco Music Hall /// Durham, NC*
March 22 /// Terminal West /// Atlanta, GA*
March 24 /// Union Stage /// Washington, DC*
March 25 /// Underground Arts /// Philadelphia, PA*
March 27 /// Warsaw /// Brooklyn, NY*
March 28 /// Port City Music Hall /// Portland, ME*
March 30 /// Le D’Auteuil Hall /// Quebec, QC*
March 31 /// L’Astral /// Montreal, QC*


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