Exclusive: Popeska Gives Away a Month's Worth of Music; Listen to 'So Simple'
Wolfgang Gartner has always been a prolific producer, but one of his protégés is taking the term to another level.
Since July 1, Atlanta producer Popeska has been giving away a new original track for each day of the month, keeping with his #ONETRACKADAY campaign. Ranging from euphoric progressive house to funky vocal fare, the Kindergarten Records signee has essentially given away three albums’ worth of tunes. However, drawing inspiration from the impermanence of Buddhist sand mandalas, Popeska will pull the whole lot from his Soundcloud at the end of the month.
“I wanted to create a beautiful experience,” Popeska says. “Beautiful experiences come and go. People go see a show and they're holding up their phone recording the entire time. They are worried so much about documenting the experience that they forget to actually enjoy the experience. It's something I'm gonna be able to look back with my fans and say, 'Remember that? That was really cool.' And it's special because unless you were there, you wouldn't know. It was a unique moment in my musical journey and as quickly as it came, it went.”
Check out the full premiere of his newest track “So Simple” exclusively on Billboard:
Popeska is a self-described studio fanatic who estimates each track took him approximately 20 to 30 hours to finish. He also promises that the tracks on his forthcoming album will be “bigger and better,” but explains that he didn’t want to make his fan base wait in silence for those songs to arrive.
“This month wasn't really all about the 'free music,'" he explains. “It was about the experience for me, liberating my musical soul and sharing everything from my very personal music to the fun music, and for my fans to have an insight into my perspective on our world through these sounds.”
Listeners can access the rest of Popeska’s songs on his Soundcloud page, where they will be available until August 1.