London-based vocalist, songwriter and producer Khushi debuts his new single “From Me” today. Listen here.

“This song began life when the opening melody came to me on the way back home from a night out,” says Khushi. “I went straight to my shed and recorded a rough version of the instrumental. Later down the line I wrote the song over it. The lyrics are to do with a desire to be rid of any mental or emotional weight that you have been struggling under for too long. And more specifically, at points in the song, to do with a feeling of being constricted around other people, being held back by the real or imagined perceptions and judgements of others, and a desire to be more free from that.”

“From Me” appears on Khushi’s debut album—due on Warner Bros. Records later this year—and follows “Freedom Falls,” which Pigeons & Planes praises for Khushi’s “ear for ambitious, orchestral arrangements.”

The pair of songs are his first new music since 2014. The forthcoming album was recorded over the past six years and produced by Khushi himself.

Khushi is fresh off of touring North America and the U.K. with James Blake, with whom he collaborated on Blake’s much acclaimed recent album Assume Form. Blake, in turn, contributed additional production on several songs and mixing on Khushi’s debut.

Several more dates are slated for this summer, including a performance at Popscene in San Francisco June 21 and a set at New Mexico’s Taos Vortex in August.

Khushi first rose to prominence with 2013’s “Magpie” and 2014’s “Phantoms.” After spending the past three years as part of the critically acclaimed band Strong Asian Mothers, making A-list on BBC radio playlists, he is returning to his deeply personal solo project.

June 21                                           Popscene at Rickshaw Stop                         San Francisco, CA
August 16                                                    Taos Vortex                                                   Taos, NM

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