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CE favorite Kasbo has returned with the second single from his highly anticipated sophomore album, The Making of a Paracosm. Following his stunning debut track “Play Pretend” with Ourchives, “Show You” sees the Swedish producer return to his signature sound and offer another taste of the forthcoming LP with soaring melodic soundscapes and wistful resounding vocals.
“I wanted to make a song by building a hook out of a long vocal sample by cutting bits and pieces together and creating something different,” says Kasbo on making the track. “After writing the piano progression, the song came together as this beautiful soft-spoken love song which I really resonated with, it was careful. I like the idea of repetition in music, especially in lyrics. Even though lyrics might say the same thing, they have different intonations or meanings depending on the music that happens beneath, which creates these lovely nuances in something as simple a phrase repeating over and over again.”
The track provides another nod to the polished production abilities that Kasbo has become so known for. Creating a dreamlike acoustic environment through his varied use of pitched and choppy vocals, silky instrumentation, and euphoric drops, brings a welcomed cohesiveness to the track that further demonstrates his tremendous growth as an artist. “Show You” is drenched in emotion, evoking sentiments of longing and hope, inviting listeners deep into the paracosm of Kasbo’s psyche.
Kasbo’s first full-length album, Places We Don’t Know, earned over 200 million streams. The Making of a Paracosm will again immerse listeners in a new surreal universe, born out of the dual worlds that live inside Kasbo’s mind between reality and the escape from it. His second album is set to land on Foreign Family & Counter (Ninja Tune).