The 22-year-old producer, songwriter and musician Ethan Bedell, aka Chillhum, is back with another homemade listen in the form of 'Dancing (Alone)'. Following in the steps of Flume and Couros, Bedell was inspired to create distorted alternative drums that would give his typically mellow electronic-acoustic style a boost of energy.
What's really interesting is how much detail Chillhum shares about his creative and production process:
“‘Dancing (alone)’ is another one of my personal favorite tracks. I think the initial production/workflow of this song was to this day one of the fastest I have ever had. This Idea felt so perfect to me from the moment I had the drum beat programmed in and it truly was one of those projects that felt like it was writing itself. I had been super inspired by the distorted/alternative sound of the drums used by artists like Flume or Couros, and so I spent a lot of time finding the perfect samples to set the right tone for the song. I then focused on guitar and the main riff came super quickly. The combination of the simple guitar riff and heavy drums immediately made me smile and reminded me of some of my more original sources of inspiration like Slightly Stoopid and Sublime. I really tried to channel that high energy good vibe feeling into the vocals/writing and I was stoked with the result.”
Well he certainly should be proud of the result which is greeting the ears of electro-acoustic lovers.