Producer Emile Haynie announces 12” and debut LP, shares all-star “A Kiss Goodbye Reprise” to tease the releases
You might not know Emile Haynie’s name, but you’ve definitely listened to his work countless times before. He’s the producer behind Kanye’s “Runaway”; FKA Twigs’ “Two Weeks”; Lana Del Rey’s “Born To Die,” “Summertime Sadness” and “National Anthem,” and tons more. He’s basically the only guy who could set up a makeshift studio in his hotel room and have everyone from Dev Hynes to Charlotte Gainsbourg drift in to have a little jam with him - and it turns out, that’s exactly what he’s been up to lately.
Last year, Haynie unveiled the first posse cut to come from his impromptu Chateau Marmont recording sessions in the form of the mournful “A Kiss Goodbye”, featuring Hynes, Gainbourg and Sampha. At the time, the track pretty much appeared without warning or context, but today Haynie is sharing the frankly stunning dub version (or “reprise”) of the tune along with the news that he’s releasing a 12” this coming Tuesday, January 20. Plus: there’s a debut LP on the way, with more big-name collaborators to be expected. “It happened pretty naturally,” Haynie tells Dazed over email. “I started writing songs without any real desire to make an album at first. But they kept pouring out, and I kept having my friends and favourite musicians around...they would come in and jam. Listen to the songs I was writing, add their own twist. Most of the performances were quick. Sampha was one take - literally.”
Peep the full 12” tracklist and artowork below, but dive into “A Kiss Goodbye (Reprise)” above first: those sustained strings together with Sampha crooning “did it ever occur that you forgave yourself before I did?” makes it the most moving thing you’re likely to hear today.
“A Kiss Goodbye”
“Wait For Life”
“Come Find Me”
“Falling Apart Dub”
“A Kiss Goodbye Dub”