“The Sun” is the new release by French indie-dance eccentric Myd – and features vocals courtesy of US alt-pop JAWNY. The single is out now via Because Music/Ed Banger Records.
A perfect pairing of hazy indie vibes, “The Sun” featuring Jawny opens with Myd’s recognisably wonky indie guitar lick, before the beat enters and JAWNY’s vocals begin.
JAWNY says: “The song is good, like, really fucking good, so when Myd asked me if I wanted to be on the remix I dropped everything I was doing and recorded my verse. Then we went to the fucking moon and kissed. It was fucking hot…reaaaally hot”.
The single was written, performed and produced by Myd – the Lille-born French guitarist, DJ, producer, songwriter and singer whose debut album ‘Born A Loser’ was released via Ed Banger Records last year. ‘The Sun’ originally featured on the album, but is seeing a rebirth this year thanks to Myd’s recent growing following in France – it was just classified as a Gold-selling single. Myd has also been nominated for a Victoires de la Musique Award (the equivalent of a GRAMMY in France), and will perform ‘The Sun’ live at the ceremony with JAWNY.
Myd’s debut LP ‘Born A Loser’ is a perfect representation of Myd, who takes his music very seriously, but not himself. It was praised by Billboard who said of the album: “Every tune on this 14-track collection is delightfully danceable, even as the edges of every sample sound warped and a little day drunk”. The album has been praised and supported by tastemakers such KCRW’s Jason Bentley, The Blessed Madonna, and Pete Tong.
The album comprises 14 tracks including the lead single Born A Loser featuring Mac DeMarco, where Myd flips Derrick Harriott’s vocals from the classic 1967 reggae record ‘The Loser’. Continuing his penchant for sampling on the album, Myd also samples The O-Jays’ iconic 1973 single ‘Now That We Found Love’ on his album track of the same name. Uruguay-born guitarist Juan Wauters adds an intimate, fingerpicking moment on ‘Forbidden’, and acclaimed British vocalist Bakar’s feature on ‘Got It’ rounds off the contributors on the sundrenched, kaleidoscopic album.
Myd has been making music for over ten years, firstly as a founding member of the beloved collective Club cheval, where he helped produce and remix for artists including Kanye West, Dua Lipa, Theophilus London, Brodinski and more. He then went solo, signing to Pedro Winter’s Ed Banger Records, and released debut album ‘Born A Loser’ in 2021.
A consummate DJ as well as a captivating live musician, Myd recently DJd a triumphant set at Fabric London, as the club reopened after lockdown, making it one of the first sets the iconic club had witnessed in over two years, and was met with rapturous jubilation by the crowd.
Myd will set out a US Club Tour on February 18th with stops in Washington D.C., Brooklyn, Chicago, Dallas, Miami, Okeechobee Festival, Los Angeles, and San Francisio. as part of his extensive 2022 world tour. For tickets and information please visit mydsound.com
US Tour Dates
February 17 @ Songbird, Washington, DC
February 18 @ Baby’s All Right, Brooklyn, NY
February 19 @ Spybar, Chicago, IL
February 25 @ I’ll Do It, Dallas
February 26 @ ATV Records, Miami, FL
March 4 @ Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival, Miami, FL
March 5 @ Los Globos, Los Angeles, CA
March 12 @ The Great Northern, San Francisco