Pat Grossi, better known as Active Child, is proud to announce the Rapor EP, his first release since the critically acclaimed full length debut, You Are All I See. Set for release on October 22nd via Vagrant Records, the six-song EP is a culmination of Grossi’s heartfelt journey around the world in support of You Are All I See and an introspective year spent writing at his home studio, Rapor, from which he derived the title and inspiration for his forthcoming release.
“The house is made up almost entirely of glass, designed by the architects Buff and Hensman as their personal refuge from the chaos of LA. Inside the studio you can feel the sun pouring through the skylights and the mountains wrapping around on all sides. They named it Rapor, Ra meaning sun and Por meaning house. Sometimes i would spend weeks alone at home writing without leaving or having visitors. It was during those periods that i realized how important that space was to me creatively. I relied on that solitude.”
Emerging from Rapor with an inspired and incredibly personal collection of songs, Grossi moved to Heavy Duty Studios in Burbank, CA over the summer of 2013 to work with producers Kevin Seaton (Major Lazer, Snoop Lion) & Nick Ruth (Mikky Ekko, Night Terrors of 1979) to complete his vision, which includes vocal features from contemporaries and friends Mikky Ekko and Ellie Goulding.
Ekko appears on “Subtle” the EP’s first single, which premiered yesterday and is described by Pitchfork as “leaning hard on aggressive 1980s synth-pop textures, with vocalist Mikky Ekko on hand to deliver some full-throated forcefulness contrasting with Grossi’s always-floating falsetto.” Goulding who covered Grossi’s stand out “Hanging On” on her current release Halycon is featured on the EP’s fourth track “Silhouette” which showcases the two artists soaring falsettos in duet.
Grossi will tour this fall with support from JMSN and then return home to put the finishing touches on his follow up album, due out mid 2014.
1. She Cut Me
2. Subtle (Feat. Mikky Ekko)
3. Feeling is Gone
4. Silhouette (Feat. Ellie Goulding)
5. Calling in the Name of Love
6. Evening Ceremony