Put your ‘Sunglasses’ on and get high on Hopium
Location: Melbourne / London
FFO: LANKS, Kuren, Paces
Label: Warner Bros Records
Born in Australia but now based in London, Hopium is an artist you need to get acquainted with. First appearing on the scene back in 2014 with his breakthrough hit, ‘Dreamer’ – which was later sampled by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth on ‘See You Again’ – the multi-instrumentalist returns with his latest effort, ‘Sunglasses.’
It marks the artist’s second single since signing to Warner Bros Records, after his February release ‘Leave.’ Channeling raw elements of indietronica with R&B, hip-hop and a dash of synth pop, It’s a rich, melodic anthem, inspired by walking out into the sunlight after an evening at Berlin’s most iconic venue, Berghain.
It’s “about wanting to find someone, but being too scared to truly show yourself,” explains Hopium.