If you haven’t already fallen in love with IHC superstar Gavin Turek, you need to get with the damn program. With the help of her best friend and musical soulmate, DJ/ Producer TOKiMONSTA, the 1NFINITY diva is gearing up for a collaborative LP called You’re Invited, and the two have just released the first single from the album.
The track, “Hemisphere,” is an atmospheric R&B crooner during which Gavin’s disco-Lolita vocals atop Toki’s dreamy production make for something that Christian Grey would put on his “bedtime” playlist as he’s lovingly sanitizing his St. Andrew’s cross. To help the track stand out from today’s over-saturated neo-R&B clusterfuck , Toki went with an unusual drum sound that easily distinguishes itself from the trap programming that currently reigns supreme in the production world. Gavin’s vocals are wounded and delicate, which has a lot to do with the song coming from, as Gavin puts it, a place of “loss and loneliness.” But her voice swirls and ascends skyward from whatever dark place she started in, suggesting that whatever a-hole broke her heart will soon be replaced by a worthier a-hole in the near future.
Turek recently told the FADER that she “wrote the lyrics to ‘Hemisphere’ a few years ago. . . The song was completely forgotten until I dug up the acapella and sent it to Toki … she made the emotion I felt truly come to life.”
Stream the single to your little heart’s content below (just remember to keep the laptop away from the bed, you don’t want any swinging limbs or gyrating hips knocking the thing to the ground).
“Hemisphere” will make its national debut today, during the our Revolt TV takeover, so tune in or suffer debilitating FOMO, a condition surely not covered by your in-network physicians. That’ll air at 4:00p PT/ 7:00p ET and you can watch it here.