BLKKATHY is the NYC duo of Kate Faust and Kate Linhardt. The project came about during a drunken night in Brooklyn (what doesn’t?) when they decided to make some art together. Some follow-through polished Dem Bones into what is now BLKKATHY, a slinky brand of late-night electronic R&B with trip-hop leanings. They’re set to drop their latest EP Lemon in a couple days. The gauzy, dreamy vocals contrast with deep-burrowing synth bass and intricate layers of percussion for an engaging unresolved tension. The raw vulnerability of the candid, deadpan lyrics melds the tracks together as a cohesive body of work as the aesthetics change from midnight romps to celestial escapes and dream sequences. Listen to Lemon in all its synth-soaked, wonderfully textured glory below.
Lemon is out 9/9 via MANIMAL.