East London trio VRWRK return to their soulful electronica roots with ‘The Sun In My Shadow’ EP, their first EP in over a year. Joining forces with soulful London vocalist Salem Khazali just over two years ago, producers Matt Sey and Jergan Callebaut spent the time experimenting with the way electronics and soulful vocals merge into earworms like ‘Face It’ and ‘Hearts Beating In Sync’, described by NME as “smart and futuristic.”
Now, the trio present this new EP, an experimental body of work splicing together decadence of ‘90s rave, UK garage and psychedelic culture — just a few weeks before their London Pickle Factory headline show on 22 of May.
“Our shadow is not only the dark, unconscious part of our psyche – it’s also the seat of creativity,” says Matt Sey, who works as a psychiatrist. “Writing this EP was a therapeutic process, we tried to let go of expectations and inhibitions regarding how things had to sound, and worked as freely as we could, just allowing things to flow naturally from an authentic place.”
After playing sold out headline shows at Birthdays, and Corsica Studios, Amsterdam Dance Event, and a show for Paris based fashion brand Hermès, the EP is a new phase for the electronica-soul hybrid group. Check it out here.