Enigmatic R&B artist The Sundrop Garden ((( O ))) today releases her debut album ‘((( 1 )))’. ‘((( 1 )))’ is the first of her self-styled ‘Sundrops’ and begins an extensive set of releases of new material.
‘((( 1 )))’, which starts a “12-year Sundrop journey of returning back to nature” draws on influences from the environment, her surroundings and her fight to make the world a more sustainable place to live and that’s before you even touch on the complex musical tastes that create her exciting and experimental R&B sound. The album boasts an atmospheric and naturalistic sound that only ((( O ))) could produce which, mixed with a backdrop of minimal R&B beats and sparse synths, acoustic instruments, strings and brass, sends you to a place out of yourself. Something ((( O ))) revels in and pushes at every opportunity.
“The blueprint of this project has been brewing for the past seven years and has been my literal blood, sweat and tears to manifest it as just the beginning transformation of what will be shared and grown with everyone.”
Residing on an island off a Southeast Asian coastline, ((( O ))) works from her own studio completely off-grid, performing and writing everything herself on a mix of modern and traditional instruments. The album was also made using the help of solar energy to power equipment and seen by ((( O ))) “a direct gift from the sun and an opportunity to create.”
Having already travelled the world supporting French producer FKJ, ((( O ))) is due to be appearing in cities across the globe over the next six months, including his UK tour in October and a date at London’s O2 Academy Brixton.
Upcoming ((( O ))) Live Dates:
Oct 9 – O2 Academy Brixton, London, UK (supporting FKJ)
Oct 11 – Albert Hall, Macnhester, UK (supporting FKJ)