eigengrau – Remy Baggins
A six track EP with no features can cause a lot of heads to turn in one’s direction. The self engineered project is an intimate translation of Remy’s emotional maturity. We often see artists who are drowning in a pool of depression and can’t help but infuse this with their music, in turn producing equally sad/depressing music. Although it may have worked for the likes of The Weeknd or Lana Del Ray, this hardly comes out as pleasant.
eigengrau, pronounced /ai-geen-graoo/ is the dark grey colour seen in total darkness by the eyes as a result of signals from the optic nerves.
I was in a dark place, crippled by depression for months… so I decided to battle my depression with music. I turned my depressing thoughts into sounds so sweet, you’ll forget the sad contents. Enjoy 🙂
Remy has been on a number of songs by very familiar acts such as Straff‘s Hotel Tokyo, Jinmi Abduls‘ Tinuke Eko, and has been acclaimed a good producer. But he also wrote all the songs in the EP, except Maybe which was written by fast rising singer Efe Oraka.
In this case, it’s only expected that we see him open up in the songs. Who doesn’t love to just sit and listen to someone whine? Don’t answer that. I could tell convincing facts why you should listen to this and get on board the remmy train, and I would. Firstly, he expresses the positivity birthed despite being in a dark place. He engages a range of distinct and familiar sounds in a meaningful selection. Plus, there’s a Trippy Ass Outro waiting for you at the end.
Listen to eigengrau below and share your thoughts.