Last Friday, jazz/hip hop artist Kiefer shared his latest EP, Superbloom. His label Stones Throw followed up the release yesterday with a short documentary on the pianist/producer that you can watch below.
On Superbloom, he weaves together a stirring blend of hip hop and jazz, employing startling counter melodies throughout. On “May 20,” an analog synth melody arises against an established piano lead, while a fuzzy electronic beat and an energetic piano tune compete on “Good Looking.”
“This music is naturally me. It sounds like me. As with everything that I release, I am showing you what I love about music,” Kiefer said in a statement. “Making rhythm, harmony, melody and sounds that move me. I spend everyday talking to students and mentors and listening to music and finding things that I think are beautiful, and then translating them through my unique musicality.”
Kiefer previously dropped his Bridges EP earlier in the year. He also released his sophomore record Happysad in 2018.
Stream Superbloom here:
And watch Be Encouraged, a new documentary on Kiefer, below: