Huge: French electro titan Myd announces his debut album, Born A Loser, out this April
Arriving with a new single of the same name, Born A Loser will arrive via Ed Banger Records on April 30th.
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It's no secret that we're a sucker for anything French electronic, and Myd certainly is grouped in with that crowd. The Ed Banger favourite is one of the scene's most brilliant names, capturing the heart of the dance music niche's history over the last few decades and how it's sure to extend into the future, moving the genre forward with the talent and class that Myd has showcased time and time again over the years.
This forward-thinking prowess is something that Myd has showcased since day-dot, through his evolution as a key member of Club Cheval - the electronic four-piece featuring members from the Bromance Records community - right through to his more recent work with Ed Banger / Because Music; Ed Banger label boss Busy P hosting the electronic favourite for his last few releases now, including the Mac DeMarco-assisted Moving Men earlier in the year.
Now, however, Myd is reckoning with the next stage of his career: a debut album. Born A Loser arrives on April 30th and with it is bound to come assurance of Myd's place in the French electro canon, plucking learnings of the past - of his past, of the past of electronica in general - and merging them with the creative prowess that's captured amongst Myd's work, as shown in recent months. Moving Men brought a glimpse of it, as did last year's Together We Stand; tracks that exemplify Myd's craft, and how it comes to life through synthetic musicianship.
"It's really important to see yourself accomplishing the work. Born A Loser is weird in its structure. There are pop songs, but there are also extreme production choices. Before, I was a bit shy with that. I'm finishing this album really confident. This way is my way, and I'm really happy about it," he says on the record. "For me, the album is ending a chapter more than opening a new one. I see inspiration like a lung. Sometimes you are inhaling, and you need to take inspiration and wisdom from lots of people. Then you have other times when you need to produce a lot. To create this album, I was by myself creating. I think the next chapter will be working with other people and sharing what I did."
Born A Loser is sure to be one hell of a recordf, and the album's new-arriving title track proves that. It's the exact type of slick, wind-swept house that's forged such a name from Myd over the last few years, showcasing his spirit amongst a backdrop of pacing synth and dancing rhythms alongside a sample flip of Derrick Harriott’s vocals from the 1967 reggae record The Loser, which Myd brings a new edge to. "The song is an anthem dedicated to all the people who think they are losers," he says. "This feeling should give them the strength they need to go and achieve great things."
You can really achieve anything when Myd has your back, and Born A Loser proves that. Take a dive into the single below, and pre-order the record here to get it on April 30th, when it arrives via Ed Banger Records / Because Music / Caroline Australia.
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