Ekali shares debut EP date, dazzles with immersive new single, ‘Leaving’

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Ekali shares debut EP date, dazzles with immersive new single, ‘Leaving’Ekali Leaving Owsla

Earlier this week, Ekali announced via social media that his debut Crystal Eyes EP had been finished. Well, fans didn’t have long to wait to hear where the OWSLA mainstay’s sonic sensibilities are at, with the producer sharing a gorgeous vocal track featuring Yuna called “Leaving.” The full EP is set to arrive in full on OWSLA/Big Beat records September 28.

Within seconds, the song opens its arms and invites listeners to immerse themselves in a melodic, radio-ready verse framed by tinkling bells, gentle piano chords, and sweeping strings. As the chorus hits, Ekali enters a laid back drum beat and deep bass line that lean in heavily to the track’s potent escapism. The result is a cut ideal for an emotional set closer that’s equally suited to soundtrack summer sunset drives. Clocking in under three minutes, the song is a short and sweet teaser for now – but bet on the rising producer to keep making noise this year as his latest tour kicks off in LA this October, just after Crystal Eyes is released.

Photo Credit: Brandon Artis Photography

Ekali speaks out against homophobia, comes out to fans as bisexual

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Ekali speaks out against homophobia, comes out to fans as bisexualEkali Biseual

Ekali has been spreading his truth on Twitter. Recently, he spoke out against homophobia, letting his followers know he’s bisexual and to stop the hateful, gay rhetoric. Alison Wonderland, Y2k, Chet Porter, Hotel Garuda responded in support.

Adding to messages that obviously come directly from the producer’s fingertips, Ekali also recently come out with his epileptic phenomena, speaking out against micro-aggressions online on behalf of mental health.

As his tweets go, so do his thoughts, as the prolific producer tweeted his segue back to what he does for a living. He’s releasing a song next week, perhaps off his upcoming Crystal Eyes EP. The producer from Vancouver, Canada is heading off on a packed North America tour of the same name in October with collaborators 1788-L and SLUMBERJACK.

Photo Credit: Brandon Artis Photography