Released on 8th December via Ki Records, ‘Roused’ marks the first track from his highly anticipated, forthcoming album, ‘A Life’, out in April 2024.
Christian Löffler’s new single ‘Roused’ brings together powerful, punchy and dreamy sonic musings to do what the producer does best: convey emotions. Löffler’s driving beats are softened by Malou’s laid-back singing style, filled with emotional urgency nonetheless. Vocals, beats and arousing, spine-tingling textures climax together in the track, exploding in feelings of freedom and exhilaration. With ‘Roused’, Löffler offers us a glimpse of his inner world, one where urges and desires are balanced by a contemplative nature and an ever-present, faint tinge of nostalgia.
“Roused marks a new beginning for me. It captures the transition into a more positive, hopeful sonic realm. It symbolizes the awakening of a sound that has resided within me for a long time but has seldom been employed in recent times.” – Christian Löffler
With his upcoming album “A Life”, Löffler is questioning the influence of AI in music and his musical journey. The German producer never shies away from exploring topics others might run away from – his music is undoubtedly borne out of love for his craft, and this humanity is felt throughout his work. His latest track Roused is no different.
Creativity has always been at the centre of Löffler’s world, even during his teenage years when he explored art and later music. Growing up in Graal, the picturesque German outpost set on the Baltic coast has undoubtedly shaped his work – whether it be a conscious effort or not. His strength lies in his unique artistry, as well as his tendency to take stock of his life and his surroundings. On creating his new material, Löffler says: “I wanted to forget the idea of polishing or perfection and really just make something very human, with passion, impulsiveness and even mistakes”. He adds: “With the new album, I wanted to free myself completely from all possible structures or rules. I was coming back to my roots and my teenage times when creating the music was all about having fun and nothing more”.
With a sound described as ‘Electro Pop with an edge’, Malou, is a singer-songwriter heralding a new era of what it means to be a modern artist in this world. Self-taught on the piano and guitar, her music is deeply heartfelt while always finding a new way to tackle the complexities of human emotion through music. Travelling worldwide to pursue her dream and possessing a talent far beyond her 24 years, Malou’s drive to succeed is evident. She says: “Music is my means of expressing emotions and defining my personality. It’s an act of self-discovery – as a person and as an artist”. After collaborating with the likes of Oliver Koletzki and Joris Delacroix, working with Löffler was an obvious partnership – proving that the finest music can not only connect audiences with listeners but also collaborators.