cln’s “REVELRY” Is An All-Natural, Organic Indietronica


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Aussie artist cln has unveiled his latest single “REVELRY,” a chill indietronica piece layered with the woozy ambience of R&B and shimmering synths. “REVELRY” encapsulates cln’s signature sound of casting a Zen effect on you in the most natural and seamless way. But unlike other songs, “REVELRY” was crafted by taking a completely different approach. Regardless of that, it’s just a banger to savor as you chillax: 

“‘REVELRY’ started with just the piano and the vocal, which is very unusual for me. It then sat like that on my hard drive for quite a while. I almost always make songs the other way round. I create an instrumental that I am happy with and then add the vocals on afterwards. I think because I’m a producer first and foremost, that is what’s most comfortable for me. I recently watched a video of Daman Albarn making Gorillaz demos in 1999. At the end of the video, he says something along the lines of ‘a song should be strong enough to survive whatever you do to it.’ That really stuck with me, and it made me realise that I should spend more time focusing on the ‘bones’ of the song. As a producer, I love to obsess over tiny details for ages, and spend most of my time on the really intricate parts of the production. I think though, if I want to improve as an artist, it’s important to mix up the process and try to focus on the actual song first and foremost. For ‘REVELRY’ I tried to build the song first, and then let the rest come naturally.”