Here’s a treat from The Neighbourhood, a bass infected remix of their song “Let It Go” by Los Angeles-based producer, Ghost Loft.
Let It Go (Ghost Loft remix) // download
The Neighbourhood is a collection of 5 friends headed by Rutherford, a 21-year-old singer who has dabbled in various genres, including hip-hop, before crafting the merge of sounds that categorizes The Neighbourhood’s style. Their debut EP was produced by Justyn Pilbrow, who brought Emile Haynie onboard to collaborate on “Female Robbery.” The EP, recorded at the end of last year, is composed of shadowy, emotional music with visuals to match. And it’s all part of the band’s master plan.
“I always have a strong vision before I go into anything,” Rutherford says. “I don’t know how to make music any other way. It was all in my head, and that vision for the music was to make hip-hop beats with guitars and I was going to sing and rap over them. We wanted to do that hip-hop aesthetic on an indie platform.”
The band’s debut album is expected to be released on March. It will expand the group’s moody sensibility, which pairs brooding layers of instrumentals with Rutherford’s hip-hop-inspired croon. The style, which the band has dubbed “black & white” due to its confident inspirations, is based largely in rhythm, as evidenced by the EP. “When I started in music I started doing drums and then I started doing vocals,” Rutherford explains. “And then I combined the two together because to me rapping is just rhythmic vocals. I think the rhythm of hip-hop is really what got me into it. It’s not just words being said; it’s about how the words are said.”