Kastle Announces Second LP 'Reflections,' Premieres Seductive Single 'Visions:' Exclusive
Fans have come to love the label Symbols for rich experimentalism with a sensual edge. The brand's bass-infused R&B can be harsh and metallic, deep and luxurious, spacey and off-kilter. Finding the next sound is a job founder Kastle takes very seriously, but it can be a distracting one, and in many ways, it totally killed his own creative vibe.
A year ago, the Los Angeles-based producer felt lost in his own studio, too caught up in the race to find new artists than hear the artistic voice within. That's no good for a producer nor a label head, so Kastle left the city and shacked up in the suburbs to dive into a period of self-exploration and imagination. The result is an explorative, emotional 12 tracks he calls Reflections, out on official release Oct. 14.
"While writing this album, it became apparent that it was also a reflection of my inner self,” the producer says. “I was finding a balance between all the different sounds I love and have been influenced by over the years. I hope that listeners will find a part of themselves in the music and form an emotional attachment on their own. Change begins within."
The first single off Reflections is “Visions,” a tune that's as funky-cool as that artsy girl in high school you always had a crush on but were too afraid to talk to. It's mysteriously playful and hints at something deeper below the surface. It's a groove, for sure. Listen to it exclusively on Billboard Dance, and head over to Kastle's website to order.
1. Toward The Interior
2. The Future feat. Michael Brailey
3. So Faded
5. Way Too Deep
8. Holographic feat. Sara Z
10. Scorpio Rising
11. How 2 Love