Following a string of critically acclaimed singles, Pigeons & Planes-approved Danish producer Patrick Bech-Madsen, AKA Sekuoia, continues to build anticipation for his forthcoming album with hypnotic new single ‘Brace’. The debut LP ‘flac’ will be out 16th September on the pioneering parisian label Nowadays – touted recently by Mixmag to be spearheading the new Paris beat scene with their roster also including Fakear, Clemant Bazin and BRNFKD. Now with performances at Roskilde, Eurosonic, Sonar and Iceland Airwaves under his belt Sekuoia will support the LP release with an extensive European tour this October.
‘Brace’ finds the producer moving further into unknown territory by teaming up with Marc Roland – front man of the grandiose Danish pop group Kentaur. The soft, slow-burning track is armed with a slew of pulsating pads and bright, shimmering synths, which combine to help create his trademark dream-inducing soundscapes. Roland’s soulful vocal performance is a welcome addition to the track, imbuing an added sense of depth to the production where Sekuoia pushes his sound in a slightly more upbeat direction, along with an infectious vocal hook to create a distinct pop sensibility. The track epitomises Sekuoia’s unique musical direction, and with the help of Roland’s catchy melodies it dances delicately along the line of a late-night electronic floor-filler and radio-friendly pop hit: “I’ve worked really hard on making the songs sound both dreamy and poppy, without ever being corny; to give it some edge and make it a bit darker and more electronic than previously. It doesn’t have to be so chilled out. I like to imagine the album being played at night in a dark venue”.
Tour 29th September – Studenterhuset Aarhus – Aarhus – DK 30th September – Kulturmaskinen – Odense – DK 1st October – Platform 4 – Aalborg – DK 5th October – Bar Loose – Helsinki – FI 6th October – Landmark – Bergen – NO 7th October – Tou Scene – Stavanger – NO 8th October – Pumpehuset – Copenhagen – DK 11th October – Birthdays – London – UK 18th October – Prince Charles – Berlin – DE 19th October – Fluc Wanne – Vienna – AT 20th October – Pritlicje – Ljubljana – SI 21st October – Orangehouse – Munich – DE 24th October – Stall 6 – Zurich – CH 25th October – Point FMR – Paris – FR 27th October – YUCA – Cologne – DE 28th October – Melkweg Theatre – Amsterdam – NL 29th October – Molotow – Hamburg – DE