Walked Away (Feat. Y.A.S)

Back on the scene after a quiet first half to 2016, Toronto based producer Obesøn has taken to Twitter to announce the release of his new album. Beyond A Billion Stars as it will be titled, is slated for a release on August 15th via Spotify, iTunes and Amazon Music. In addition to the surprise announcement, the Hegemon co-founder also gave fans a taste of what to expect from the finished project.

“Walked Away”, the first new, original material since February’s “Luv”, features the vocals of London songstress Y.A.S. over a classic Obesøn beat. Without seeming to step outside of his iconic sound with this new single, “Walked Away” shows a maturity in style and a step towards a more widespread, commercial success than his previous projects.

Borrowing from the ambient, euphonic blueprint put on display with “Mon Amour” Obesøn paves a beautiful, dreamy soundscape for Y.A.S. to put her talents on display. With a shimmering xylophone pattern underneath, “Walked Away” is truly a symbiotic pairing. With its subtle aural aspects and sultry vocals, listeners would be remiss to hear this song and not find the resemblance to Jessie Ware & Sampha’s “Valentine” uncanny.

The Ninja team will be on the lookout for all things Obesøn leading up to the release of Beyond A Billion Stars next month. In the meantime, a free download of the single is available on Toneden, and listeners can find all of Obeson’s music on either of his Soundcloud pages here and here.

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