Jordan Witzigreuter, better known as the electro-pop act the Ready Set, is back with a new EP and an new direction for 2018.
“I spent a lot of time after [2016 LP I Will Be Nothing Without Your Love] doing collabs with dance artists and DJs, which is fun, as it’s been a step into a different world for me — but I wanted to get back to the way I’ve always done things,” he tells Billboard. After a handful of singles last year, the Indiana native is set to return March 16 with a six-track EP called V1.
“I didn’t really plan a specific direction for this EP, I just wanted to take my time to evaluate what felt genuine while I was writing and producing,” he says. “It was a very loose process that I actually started fairly shortly after IWBNWYL was released, so nothing felt forced… As long as I feel something and am happy with what I’m making, it’s the right thing.”
For the first sampling of V1, Witzigreuter landed on a minimal formula of guitar, 808 bass, and 808 drums. Check out “Life in Pink” below.
“It’s about tagging along with somebody who sees the world in a really romanticized way,” Witzigreuter says of the new song’s lyrics. “Sort of doing whatever they want and falling in love with that recklessness.”