Following up his 2018 debut project, “Irene”, Medasin continues his experimentation into genre-bending beats. “RIPPLS” exudes an air of euphoric confidence and, creates a vibrant atmosphere with chilled out beats, including collaborations from Naomi Wild, Cautious Clay, Jean Carter, Khai, and Duckwrth.
Following up his 2018 debut project, “Irene”, Medasin continues his experimentation into genre-bending beats with his new album RIPPLS. Exuding an air of euphoric confidence, RIPPLS creates a vibrant atmosphere with chilled out beats, including collaborations from Naomi Wild, Cautious Clay, Jean Carter, Khai, and Duckwrth.
Well, RIPPLS is out everywhere now. Can’t even begin to describe how overwhelmingly happy I am seeing the responses to it in just the first 24 hours. Makes all of the work and stress and love that went into every aspect of this thing feel worth it. Thank you guys ❤️ pic.twitter.com/jUPj9WjAvT
— medasin (@MedasinMusic) March 6, 2020
My personal favorite from the project is “Everytime”, which explores feelings of disappointment and the roads that expectations can lead you down. Noami Wild’s vocal effort pairs all too well with the bouncing beat while it alternates between nostalgic melodies and thick bass lines to emphasize the lyrical components of the track.
seeing how strongly you guys are resonating with rippls is insane, idek what to say. i seriously wasn't sure what to expect or if you guys would hear everything as deeply and cohesively as i did when making it. but the fact so many of you are is just amazing man im so blessed
— medasin (@MedasinMusic) March 7, 2020
Medasin wrote an email to The FADER magazine explaining some of the motivation behind the album:
“To me, this album is an amalgamation of everything I’ve felt and been inspired by in the past couple years. Not only musically, but also through conversation, reflection, and several existential crises. Learning how to extract pure unfiltered energy from myself and encapsulate it into a song and project is a grueling yet beautiful process. Now to open up my heart and share my creation with the world, it’s truly one of the most gratifying processes I’ve felt so far. Simply put, it’s just a blessing to be here and to be able to express via music, be heard, and understood.” – Medasin on RIPPLS
Alongside the album, a great deal of effort was put into making cohesive production including new visuals and lighting maps. You can check out Willy Joy‘s interview with Medasin on his Back 2 Back Podcast, the duo covers a multitude of topics including the process of touring and the struggles surrounding it.
Listen to RIPPLS below: