Mikky Ekko – Blood On The Surface

Mikky Ekko – Blood On The Surface – Musician Mikky Ekko broke into the pop cultural consciousness in 2012 when he was featured on the Rihanna track “Stay,” which he also co-wrote and performed with her at the 2013 Grammys. There’s nothing like a cosign from Queen Rih to launch your career–and Ekko found himself signed to RCA and launching his poppy debut album in 2015, Time, on which he worked with a plethora of musical greats, from Blood Diamonds to Ryan Tedder to Clams Casino.

Then a funny thing happened–Ekko took a break. He left his label and instead embarked on creating his second album himself, reinventing his sound from the poppier genre he’d broken out with and finding a new wavelength. This premiere, the retro-sounding “Blood on the Surface”, is Ekko’s first track from his new album and new direction. Listen above and then see what Ekko has to say about reinventing his sound, working with only one producer, and his influences.

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