Track Premiere: ZES – ‘Set Mind’

Today sees the release of  ‘Set Mind’ from the multi-talented ZES via the independent record label and YouTube channel CloudKid. Since dominating the charts in 2016 with hit single ‘Do It Again’, the Dutch producer has been on a steady path, including hugely praised performances at STRP, PITCH, We Are Electric and Noisia Invites. Taken from his highly anticipated ‘Closer’ LP, the debut single ‘Set Mind’ reintroduces us to the rich, cinematic production ZES is renowned for, as soul-drench vocals weave between weighty, distorted percussion. Fusing together electronic and future bass quips, ‘Set Mind’ sees ZES rise through the ranks alongside the likes of Four Tet, Trentemøller and Jamie xx.

“Set Mind is a song that I wrote going through an emotionally intense time. It revolves around the presence of an unstable form of love and doubts about what to do about it.

What I express in the song is a feeling of desperation and vulnerability as well as a feeling of confidence and stability.

These two opposite emotional mindsets create a sense of tension that I tried to embody within the song. Peaceful, yet also painful. Beautiful, yet also coarse.”

Discussing the upcoming release, ZES says, ‘’With this album, the underlying storyline is the struggle of being in a non-deterministic state of love. I have been writing this album in an emotionally rough time. Dealing with doubts, ups, downs and existentialism in love as well as life. Each of the tracks journeys through a set of different states, telling both sides to every story.’’

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