Late last year, 19-year-old Scottish producer Sam Gellaitry turned heads with an excellent debut EP, Escapism, full of bright dissonant arrangements and eclectic sounds. Now, the talented XL signee is back with the lead single from the follow-up, Escapism II.
Opening with subtle piano chords and light synths, “The Gateway” blossoms into another colorful electronic composition from the talented young artist. Bright and airy, it holds the kind of magical quality that you’d hope to hear wafting through an enchanted forest at sunset (or more likely a 3 a.m. wind-down set at an electronic festival). Listen below.