For all of us who wake up in the middle of the night and cannot fall back to sleep, Akurei’s “Floating” featuring Nico Ghost captures that funky/dreamy state where we’re at our most vulnerable stage. Despite the thumping structure, “Floating” exudes a subtle form of eeriness that brings the mental haziness of late hours into sound. Nico Ghost’s rap interlude towards the end grounds you back, but not completely. Akurei toys with your sensations by constantly pulling you in and out of a dreamy trance, emulating the undulating consciousness of an insomniac. Stream below:
“Floating” is a song about trying to fall asleep after waking in the middle of the night. Lyrically, it covers a sleepless night trying to find some form of closure or clarity” shared Akurei.
Based in Brisbane, Akurei is a rising artist that is already making waves in international press and playlists with his work. “Floating” was produced with Golden Vessel, whom Akurei spent most of his time eating hummus and watching Peep Show…but they eventually managed to put the track together for you to enjoy. Follow the hummuscratinator on Facebook and Instagram.