SK Shlomo earned his stripes as a record-breaking beatboxer, world looping champion and collaborator with Ed Sheeran, Imogen Heap, Bjork and Damon Albarn. Working with technology, coupled with the spontaneity of creating music on-the-spot has been a passion explored by Simon Shlomo Kahn (who uses the artist name SK Shlomo) since his early twenties. Recently he began to broaden his music-making horizons. Turning to the realm of electronica as a new hit of inspiration for his self-produced debut album “Surrender.” Because we have a special, invested interest in artists who embrace the electronic genre as much as we do. We are pleased to be able to share a taste of the project, by way of the single “Look Away.”
SK Shlomo is also an advocate for mental health awareness. And has had his own struggles with mental health issues in the past. His debut album project “Surrender” is a candid account of some of these experiences. Regarding the new single “Look Away” and of the album “Surrender” the multi-talent explains.
“This song is my mantra. The whole record is about recovery, and writing this one felt like such a huge energy release. We all look away from uncomfortable or painful truths and the story told in this song is like my ‘spirit of survival’ emploring me to stay connected by taking a breath, embracing the shame and taking power from my trauma.”
Indeed, the track is a pulsating production. Energised by Shlomo’s warmly euphoric synths and infectiously, tuneful melody and hooks. It is a song which will shake the senses in multiple ways. Addressing and seeking help with his mental health issues has given rise to the multi-faceted artist to explore exciting new territory with some serious aplomb. In electronic music and opening up conversation with a monthly livestream series #WEARELISTENING. A podcast where wellbeing and mental health is discussed with special guests, fellow musicians and artists. Already featured in the series are Jason Mraz, Rationale and Kodaline.
It is massively important that we keep the discussion alive, support and help one another. If you feel a connection with SK Shlomo’s music, the album “Surrender” and it’s message around mental health awareness. Think about making a pledge on the album’s Pledgemusic crowd-funder as 10% of any money raised after the goal is reached will go to the organisation YoungMinds.