Canadian-American Kennedy is a multi-instrumentalist that creates what he defines loosely as “cinematic electronic music”. While new to the artist scene, Kennedy has been ghost writing and producing production music for years.
Kennedy came up with the idea for Metropolis while in Tokyo and was inspired by Sophia Coppola’s 2003 film Lost in Translation. The glitched cover of the Park Hyatt Tokyo (made famous by the film) pays homage to that.
“Metropolis tackles the challenges of pushing yourself towards something new, capturing the waves of loneliness and euphoria that often accompany such endeavours. I feel the same way about Tokyo. Despite the sensory overload, the city can at times feel quite isolating.”
The seven track album constantly lifts and builds with orchestral moments, opening with emotive downtempo Ocean of Mine, moving to progressive / tech house and concluding with the ambient and haunting Epilogue.
The album will be released June 5 and can be pre-saved / streamed here