Producer prodigy, Harris Cole, officially dropped his latest LP, Pause, today.
We profiled Harris a few months ago when he dazzled those in attendance at the revered Fox Theater in Boulder, Colorado. Today, he’s dropped his latest masterpiece, entitled Pause. Its wavy production and transcendental feel give it an atmosphere comparable to some of the late J-Dilla‘s work. We caught up with Harris to talk about the album, his recording process and more.
So what can listeners expect when they hear the new album?
Harris Cole: I’d say you can expect to feel a lot of conflicting emotions.
How do you feel your sound has progressed?
Harris Cole: I think whatever sound I have relies on my transitioning from heavily sample-based material to mostly original music. I’ve spent some time trying to figure out how I can use composition, arrangement, and sound design to establish a more personalized voice with my music.
What continues to challenge you both on stage and in the studio?
Harris Cole: I can be indecisive at times. I take a long time finding the right sounds to use, and when working I’m not really restricted in terms of time, but when playing a set, I have no longer than the amount of time the song currently playing to figure out what song I want to play next, and that can be a challenge sometimes
What song on the project means the most to you?
Harris Cole: It’s tough to play favorites with this project though “Louie’s lullaby” is an important one to me.
At just 20 years old Harris Cole is quickly becoming one of the leaders in his craft. His album, Pause, is a reflection of just that, his ascension from soul-hop prodigy to the prolific and versatile producer that he has become today. His album is an almost symphonic score, intently building upon on each note in an almost symphonic manner while still maintaining sonically different tracks throughout. Tracks such as “One Day” , “Chapsitkc” and “Rain Pt.2” each are spectacular example of Harris’ blossoming style. This is an album that gets better upon each listening. So grab the nearest aux cord, turn up your speakers, roll one and then press play on Pause.