Photo by Nina Corcoran
For the last two years now, Ryan Hemsworth has been using his Secret Songs project to introduce fans to new, up-and-coming producers. He’s also issued his own material through it, most recently last October’s Taking Flight EP with Luca. This week, the Canadian DJ/producer — who has a thing for Drake and Blink-182 remixes — has turned to the Secret Songs platform to release his first solo song of 2016, “How It Felt”.
Over the course of almost four minutes, Hemsworth conjures a world where reflective meanderings and lonesome beats give way to a beast that’s bigger and blustery. Like the mercurial nature of the track, however, this moment is merely temporary, eventually dissolving again into something else entirely.
In the SoundCloud description for the song, Hemsworth dedicates the new number to “Bun Itakura. shouts to the coffeeshop near my apartment.”
Stream it below.
Hemsworth’s last solo album was 2014’s Alone For the First Time.