rouri404 Delivers Anticipated EP 'crows' & New Single “decay”

Orlando’s own genre-breaking artist rouri404 today released his five-track EP, 'crows' on Red Bull Records. The project debuts a brand new single, “decay” featuring alternative artist and long-time collaborator, Vaeo. A culmination of the past year of releases that displays his personal growth and sonic evolution, rouri404 makes a statement with crows, vacillating from glitching emo screams to drum and bass kicks in a cohesive package. As an artist who refuses to confine himself to one style, he masters them all on the EP and ushers in a new wave of soul-baring emo with pop and electronic undertones. 

On creating 'crows', rouri404 shares, “After recording 'smile' I had a super strong feeling that it had to be the first track on an EP, and that I really wanted to just make a project where every song hits hard with as little downtime as possible. For the production, we tried to push a lot of sounds and ideas we touched on in the past to the limit, and lyrically I just wanted to be as vulnerable and clear as possible. My main goal with the project is that anyone will be able to listen and take it as their own. I hope that any of these songs could possibly help someone feel less alone and that their feelings are heard and can be expressed no matter how bad.”

Rounding out the EP, today’s single “decay (feat. Vaeo)” arrives with an official music video directed by Pilot Lee. The visual brings the viewer into isolated spaces with rouri404, stitched between home video-style footage that mirrors the DIY tone of the track. The duo are no strangers to working together, and their dynamic relationship radiates across the screen and throughout the intensity of the song.

On “decay” rouri404 adds: “‘decay’ was the last song we made for ‘crows’. After finishing up all the other songs on the EP, my producers and I agreed we needed one more hard-hitting song. After finding a weird/interesting guitar loop from our friend RJ Pasin, I recorded a quick eight bars and felt it had a different energy from all the other tracks. Lyrically, I just wanted to be direct with emotions I had been feeling at the moment. After losing my grandmother late last year, my mind had just been in a bad place and I started isolating myself from a lot, spending time thinking about how little control we really have over our lives. Being able to get those kinds of feelings out so clearly, and record and produce it all with my closest friends has been an experience I wouldn’t trade anything for.”

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