Gorgon City release new single ‘Smile’ with Elderbrook
UK duo Gorgon City have been steadily rising from the UK underground for the past couple of years. Arguably, 2016 has been the group’s most successful year yet. As part of their Kingdom project, Matt Robson and Kye Gibbon have released their seventh single in the last six months, titled “Smile,” which features vocals from upcoming UK talent Elderbrook.
A follow-up to a slew of tracks including “All Four Walls,” “Blue Parrot,” “Impaired Vision,” and their recent collaboration with Wyclef Jean “Zoom Zoom,” “Smile” further solidifies Gorgon City as masters of pop-driven house. The duo dropped the single on Virgin shortly before their UK tour is set to in mid-October.
At just twenty-two years old, multi-talented Elderbrook has already made a name for himself in the electronic music scene. His first EPs, Simmer Down and Travel Slow, both ended up with a #1 slot on HypeMachine. Moreover, his latest track, “Closer,” garnered the support of the likes of Annie Mac, Pete Tong, and Danny Howard of BBC Radio 1.
In addition to releasing the original track, Gorgon City and Elderbrook have shared a recently recorded acoustic version of the single. While the original track features soft chords and a bass-laden beat that carry Elderbrook’s soulful vocals to meet a pithy, synth-filled drop, the acoustic version further highlights Elderbrook’s mesmerizing voice and the song’s infectious drum rhythm.