Lido has launched half two of his I O U idea album, that includes a plethora of his personal vocals–a uncommon and, at current, significantly warranted inclusion for the multi-talented instrumentalist.
The boundless bearer of beats additionally packed the extremely private I O U 2 with a visible accompaniment, which noticed restricted theater launch in Chicago, Toronto, and Seattle. The brief movie, just like the EP itself, is sort of meta. Ascribing his Everything album from two years again because the official introductory providing to the prolonged mission, a post-breakup catharsis of types, Lido deems the I O U EPs as a “reflection on that course of.”
Fittingly, Lido’s R&B-routed vocals encircle this conflicted story of an ex-lover rising from his scorn, not fully prepared for reconciliation. From newfound perspective, Lido posits on the violin-infused “Ex” that maybe the romance was ill-fated from the start, when he “borrowed” her “‘from the universe.”
While “Flaws” touts ’90s-inspired R&B harmonies and organ synths underneath the guise of a forthright pop ballad, “Vultures,” “The Lonely Slow Ones,” and “Son Of Simon” exude Lido’s attribute experimental sparkles that render his work so compelling: ambient interruption, vapory synth emissions, and billowy, melancholic vocoder–to call only some.