Struggling for things to write about lately, I started running through some of my favorite blogs in search of songs and bands I may have missed. And on Knox Road I found Digits, a Toronto based producer of electro-tinged pop music. Lee had Digits’ newest song posted, a slow-burner called “So Cold,” that grabbed me almost instantly.
The song itself seems as if all the parts to it were muted and then put together as one. There’s nothing that is overpowering here. Each part of the song – from Digits’ vocals, to the strings, to the piano, to the bass line – sounds as if it was recorded with the instrument at the opposite end of a long hall, and the result is a slightly distant, totally engrossing experience. It’s from the producer’s upcoming mixtape, titled Death and Desire, which will be out on April 2.
Digits’ first album, Hold It Close, is available for free if you sign up for his mailing list over at his website, so if you’re into this, go back and get yourself educated on his previous work before his new release comes out.
Digits // So Cold [mp3] from the forthcoming Death and Desire