KSHMR Drops Lush 'The Lion Across the Field' EP
KSHMR began his career as one-half of producing duo The Cataracs; after David Singer-Vine's departure, Niles Hollowell-Dhar adopted the KSHMR moniker (as inspired by "heaven on earth," India's Kashmir region.) An American of Kashmiri-Indian descent, KSHMR grew up on Bollywood films and tales from his father's visits to India, enriching experiences that have shaped his approach to music.
He's fused his Indian culture with electronic music, and the result is orchestral, complex, film score-worthy music. The Lion Across the Field is KSHMR’s first full-length album, inspired by a children’s book of the same name written by KSHMR himself. "The Lion Across the Field is the realization of several things I’ve never done before: writing a kids book, writing an album around a story, and ultimately creating a body of 'electronic' music that mostly focuses on real instruments," KSHMR says of his fantasy-inspiring piece.
The Lion Across the Field is out today (May 13) on Spinnin’ Records. Listen in full below.