(New York, NY): Today, 24-year-old GRAMMY-winning producer & artist Malik (Ariana Grande, Earthgang, JID) releases “Yellow,” the latest single from his debut project SPECTRUM (Demo), out August 21 through ARTium Recordings.
“Itʼs a love song, but for who? A girl? Myself? God?” Malik says about “Yellow.” “This is about longing to be in the sun. To be fully loved and completely leaving the night behind. I always imagine that feeling when you've been in a cold dark room, and you step outside for the first time that day. The sun feels like it's thawing your skin.”
Listen to “Yellow” on Complex: https://www.complex.com/music/2020/07/premiere-malik-yellow
Each song on Spectrum (Demo) – which Malik describes as “a sort of musical take on Pixar’s Inside Out, if it were as heavily influenced by Outkast, Graduation-era Kanye West, Days Before Rodeo-era Travis Scott, Acid Rap Chance the Rapper, and Nostalgia, Ultra Frank Ocean, as I was” – is named after a specific color and channels its energy and purpose. Malik previously released “Red,” an exploration of healthy anger (“A piece with much of the swung, post Sa-Ra soul that popped up on the internet in the height of the Tumblr era” - Pigeons & Planes) and “Orange,” the hopeful reflection the morning after. “Yellow” is Spectrum (Demo)’s sunny, refreshing highpoint.
In Austin Chronicle’s profile on the rising hometown star, which explores everything from which PS2 games inspired Malik to get into beat-making to his current favorite color (right now), Spectrum (Demo) is hailed as “a singular effort written, recorded, mixed, and even mastered by its conceptualist.”
ARTium Recordings is an American independent record label founded by No. I.D., the acclaimed producer and former Executive Vice President of Universal Music Group, and Izabelle Pourreza Wilson. Artists a part of the ARTium family include Common, Jhene Aiko, Vince Staples, Snoh Aalegra, and Cocaine 80s.
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