Baauer kicks off European tour by dropping ‘Sout London’
Baauer has to be sitting on a treasure trove of finished material. Following the reclusive studio stint that churned out his debut album Aa, it’s hard to know just how much finished work he’s got under the hood, though Baauer has maintained a steady output of new music as of late. His latest product comes as a surprise release to celebrate the commencement of his European tour, showing off “Sout London” on his Beats 1 feature Studio B.
Originally a demo from the Aa recording sessions, the beat is appropriately named and aptly timed, aligning with the LuckyMe producer’s homecoming show at London’s Steelyard. “Sout London” is quintessential Baauer: fearlessly experimental, unsparingly gritty, and dangerously hype. Glitching, off-kilter bass synths and a pounding drum arrangement match a snappy sample loop for a growling trip-hop haymaker. “Sout London” would have blended in with the rest of Baauer’s debut album impeccably well had it made the cut. Listen below: