With features already on NOISEY and hyper-tastemaker COLORS Berlin, Louis Rustum is being touted as the future of Danish R&B.
Following his critically-acclaimed debut EP ‘Tomorrowtonite’ in 2014, Louis has working on new material in the studio, but creating enough heat to earn himself a feature on the influential German platform that has placed him alongside the likes of Goldlink, Daniel OG and Kojey Radical in terms of artists set to blow in 2017.
‘Classified’ references an eighties-inspired universe that flirts with pop – tinged with vocoder, it’s a codeine-filled vocal that bounces on a subtle, exotic instrumental that recalls early Timbaland and Magoo. It’s an enticingly balanced style and sound that underlines the scope of Louis’ material to come.
The first visual offering from his upcoming EP, ‘Classified’, with its heavy shadows and slats of coloured lights, places the young artist and his clandestine lover in the throes of late-night Europe, and keeps the moodiness of the track
Speaking on the track, Louis states: “The song is about intuition and temptation in the same room. I recorded it after a 3 month break from the studio, so I think it represents a lot of my relief and frustration in equal measure.”