Mikky Ekko is (now) best known for writing and featuring on Rihanna’s “Stay,” but it’s still unclear what his next steps are. He seems like the kind of singer/songwriter/producer capable of making radio-friendly hits or staying mostly in dark studios behind the scenes, but neither of those things are Mikky Ekko at his best.
At his best, he’s the kind of artist that is able to balance creative production and arrangement with traditionally well-written music. It’s tempting to turn this kind of top-tier writing into obvious, radio-friendly hits, but songs like “Disappear,” his newest self-produced track, show how much more interesting things can be when the less obvious route is taken.
Listen to the track below. An updated version may appear on his album in the fall.