Darcy Baylis has shared his second single for the year with ‘No Other Dream’, alongside the announcement of forthcoming EP ‘Days After Breaking’.
The lush, atmospheric track – produced by Baylis – is a collaboration with Cophenhagen artist Emma Acs, who provides vocals. Stream it below:
“I met Emma in Paris in February at a show we were both playing. We spoke briefly about collaborating there but she was going back to Denmark and I was going back to Berlin,” Baylis told NME.
“The next night there was a cyclone engulfing most of central Europe that essentially cancelled all air travel for 48 hours. We all had to stay in a hotel outside of Paris and that’s where I started making ideas for the collab. I was trying to make this slow-motion, hazy drum ‘n’ bass track that was also a bit emo. Emma thinks it sounds like Kylie Minogue, which is also a great thing.”
Baylis’ new EP ‘Days After Breaking’ follows up his sophomore album, last year’s ‘A House Breaking’, and will feature the newly-released single along with ‘Sorbitol Freestyle’, which dropped back in January. The five-track release – which Baylis describes as “emo trance” – is due out October 23 via Burning Rose Records. Pre-orders are available now.
‘No Other Dream’ is the latest in a string of collaborations Baylis has been a part of this year. Back in July, Baylis linked up with Kllo‘s Simon Lam and Lucianblomkamp on the track ‘Madison’. The same month, he dropped ‘This Moment I Miss’, a collaborative EP with Wicca Phase Springs Eternal – Baylis produced the EP and also contributed vocals to closing track ‘Pain Killer’.