L.A native Kauf are back with the first official taste of their long awaited second LP, sharing the tropical rhythms of ‘Time Pass’.
The melancholic vibes of Kauf’s electronica have always appeared contradictory to the sun-drenched vibes of L.A living and the golden state as a whole. Where others create facades to relief themselves of their anxieties and realities, Kauf uses these facades to help unmask true feelings of doubt and inner turmoil buried within himself.
On ‘Time Pass’, the producer takes the tropical, chillwave sound that personifies stereotypes of what life in the golden state appears to be, twisting this into a retrospective look on guilt from enjoyment in the era of COVID-19. Speaking about the track, Kauf explains the idea behind ‘Time Pass’:
“2 ideas – blissful summer lounging and feeling a bit guilty about such hedonism in the refrain at the end: “Can’t tell me it’s not right, don’t tell me it’s not right”. I was inspired by this idea of longing for relaxing days on the beach at a time when many beaches have been shut down due to Covid-19, but then also feeling like that kind of lifestyle can waste too much time and maybe shouldn’t be glorified too much. Obviously there’s a balance, but considering the social justice movements going on right now, it feels like everyone is realizing we all need to be more involved, so I basically wanted to flip the chillwave tropes on their head but still keep the aesthetic.”
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