Earlier this May, electronic producer Kaytranada gave The FADER a sneak preview of his forthcoming EP, titled So Bad. “It’s gonna be more abstract-feeling," he told us. "I tried to do more of my unique stuff—the uptempo, neo-soul type of stuff. That’s what I’m aiming for, to make it as funky as possible.” Well, the 21-year-old artist from Montreal has now delivered on that promise with the arrival of his seductive new single off the EP, “Leave Me Alone,” which draws from both old-school R&B and contemporary dance music, and also features the dreamy vocals of Shay Lia, another artist from Montreal. “[She’s] so original,” he said of her in the same interview, “I can’t even explain. You should hear her voice.” Now we can. The EP will be coming out on XL Recordings, and he embarks on a world tour starting in September.
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