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Approved: Kid Koala & Trixie Whitley

By | Published on Tuesday 11 December 2018

Kid Koala & Trixie Whitley

Kid Koala is preparing to release the second in his series of ‘Music To Draw To’ ambient albums, ‘Io’. While the first – 2017’s ‘Satellite’ – saw him work with Emiliana Torrini on several tracks, this time around he collaborates with soul singer Trixie Whitley.

The partnership came about after the producer had already started work on the album, when Whitely sent him a text message telling him how much she enjoyed ‘Satellite’. Seizing the moment he asked if she’d like to be involved in the follow up.

“I knew she was more in that soul/R&B tradition, but she did write me and say, ‘I’ve been painting to the ‘Satellite’ record'”, he explains to Billboard. “So I guess she was open-minded. Ambient was something she could get with”.

“After the first two songs we recorded in our first session in Montreal, I realised it was going to be alright”, he goes on. “She was willing to try a lot of different stuff and different feels and really knocked it out of the park, I thought”.

‘Io’ is out on 25 Jan, with first single, ‘All For You’, available now. Its astral sound is matched by a Karina Bleau directed video, in which you can bathe in the possibility of the universe. Watch and listen here:

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