Louis Futo has a production style that brings out the most infectious performances of the vocalists he collaborates with, so it’s only fitting that his forthcoming single is in tandem with the ever-intricate duo RKCB (producer Riley Knapp and vocalist Casey Barth). Titled “Surreal,” the follow up to Futon’s 2016 smash “Wasted On You” (15 million+ streams online) is a dense, velvety smooth outing that finds Barth making it outright intoxicating with a sultry blend of pop and r&b sensibilities. In regards to how the track came about, Futon said “I wanted to create something really fresh and soulful with this one,” while RKCB noted “When we heard the track it was so immediate to us. We absolutely fell in love with the world it creates and just wanted to bring people in with us. It makes us feel almost out of control, yet entirely present and so in love with the moment.” Already having toured with ODESZA and released official remixes of artists like Anderson .Paak and ZHU, Futon looks to make 2017 a defining year after the release of “Surreal” as he’ll be embarking on a headline tour this spring with new tunes and fan favorites in tow (all confirmed dates below with more coming soon) after recently making appearances at festivals like Okeechobee and CRSSD. And as for RKCB, the duo are continuing to build on their streak of success, from writing and producing for Tinashe and Kacy Hill to playing Air + Style festival alongside Flume, Vince Staples, and Major Lazer (not to mention an upcoming slot at Chicago’s Mamby festival this summer alongside Futon).
The sky is truly the limit for Louis Futon and RKCB as their rise continues when “Surreal” drops March 13t.
TOUR DATES4/15/17 - Mercury Lounge - NYC, NY4/21/17 - Fox Theatre - Boulder, CO4/22/17 - The Independent - San Francisco, CA4/28/17 - Bang Bang - San Diego, CA5/5/17 - El Club - Detroit, MI5/12/17 - U Street Music Hall - Washington, DC5/19/17 - The Roxy - Los Angeles, CA5/20/17 - Constellation Room - Orange County, CA6/9/17 - Mysteryland (Bethel Woods Center for the Arts) - Bethel, NY6/25/17 - MAMBY - Chicago, IL