Dropping Sugar Like Salt in a month, Louis VI is preparing one of the most surprising releases of the year. Having already worked with the likes of Mick Jenkins, Nubya Garcia and Jelani Blackman, Louis VI's offering sees the London-based creative taking a dip into super-talented collaborations, adding magic to his own tracks. "Confidence" is fueled by the saxophone of Garcia and a vibrant flow of words that echo in our heads... We recommend it as an intro to his work.
Next, the sound comes from a dark alleyway somewhere, where pure jazz is present as an haunting shadow. "Jazz Got Me" has a mesmerizing bass line and touches of mad trumpets. It's gloomy, but energetic.
"Floatin'" creates a hypnotic motion whilst Louis VI and Blackman deliver their elegant cascading lyricism, yet there's a darkness in how they explore the depth of pain and longing following a break-up.
These three songs are taken from the upcoming Sugar Like Salt, and ultimately we see Louis VI cleanse himself of the pain and insecurity of a failed relationship, pushing through with cathartic power and coming out all the stronger for it.