The first day of December is always equal parts awesome and irritating. This is pretty much the only day people enjoy holiday-themed songs before their pervasive, antiquated lyrics begin grating on the collective nerves of society. So this year, Myself and Others are trying something a little bit different, and releasing a sonic advent calendar, with a new track each day til Xmas. The first track by Maryland’s own Abhi//Dijon, whose recent 4-track EP rocked the alt-R&B scene earlier this year, is simply titled ‘ECS’.
‘ECS’ has a kind of fuzziness about it that recalls the holiday season, while acting as a thoughtful foil to A//D’s signature, buttery production. It’s got a propulsive thump behind the emotional lyricism that feels a little bit romantic and a little bit melancholy at the same time. The dissonant, pieced-together feel is a cool transition from the clean style we saw on the EP a couple months back. It’s a smart start to a great idea for a series. Check it out and enjoy The Eargazm!