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SBTRKT links up with Sampha and George Riley on "LFO"

19 April 2023, 17:50 | Written by Tyler Damara Kelly

"LFO" sees SBTRKT unite with Sampha for the first time in seven years after the release of "Hold On".

The track follows the release of the hypnagogic single "Days Go By" featuring Toro y Moi and "Waiting" with Teezo Touchdown, and is taken from The Rat Race – SBTRKT's first album in over eight years.

""L.F.O began with me messing around with an analogue synth about 6 years ago - the track title stuck (L.F.O. - Low Frequency Oscillator demo 1). The opening chords became my breakthrough moment, which captured that feeling when chords and melodies feel like they float," says SBTRKT.

"Sampha dropped by my studio around 2018 - was excited by the sonic palette of it and so we laid down some vocal ideas. Over the time since, I have probably past 70 different versions of this song! Late 2022, I got in touch with George Riley after following her music and the rest started to drop into place! Sometimes songs take 5 minutes and some 5 years to find the right components!"

Upon the album's release, SBTRKT will headline his first sold-out show of the year at Outernet in London on 25 May.

"LFO" is out now. The Rat Road is set for release on 5 May via AWAL and is available to pre-order.

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