North Carolina trio RBTS Win are prepping their next full-length offering now, but in the meantime, they’re set to drop the King Summer EP as a segue into their new sound. On their last album, Palm Sunday, they layered textural grooves around driving samples, but they’re moving more toward a focus on instrumentation as they evolve. The first foray into their new direction fittingly comes in the form of the EP’s title track. “King Summer” weaves intricate, interlocking synth patterns around dense drums with infectious melodies cutting through. The focus on instrumentation hasn’t removed any sentiment from the slyly penetrating lyrics with evocative melancholy ultimately ending a hopeful, meditative place. Listen below.
The King Summer EP is out 10/21 via Tidal Prism.