Release Date: 8/9/2016 - FGRLP015
Even California love has a dark side. On his new full-length, Haunted Paradise, Black Atlass explores emotional terrain as twisted as the photonegative palm tree on its cover. After his stark, early singles “Paris” and “Jewels” made waves in the music and fashion worlds (with striking videos to match), Black Atlass delved inward, fleshing out Haunted Paradise’s sound to be bigger, more open and inviting, yet no less experimental. This is a true album, one that spans the Neptunes-worthy R&B strum of “Glow In The Dark” and the triumphant horns of “Island Love” all the way to the synth provocations of “Tonight” and the title track’s slow, steel drum creep. Haunted Paradise is a fresh setting for this Montreal-bred singer, songwriter, and producer, and his call to visit couldn’t be more seductive. Sleeve by Yimmy Yayo, also available on vinyl and CD.