San Franciscan producer Charlie Yin, best known as Giraffage, has unveiled his new single ‘Green Tea’, taken from his forthcoming debut album, Too Real, released on Friday 20th October. A collaboration with American vocalist Angelica Bess, the track is released via Counter Records, and follows on from his previous singles from the album, ‘Slowly’ and ‘Maybes.’
Combining a soft build with Bess’ smooth vocals, the combination of piano chords, and bass-backed electro synths make for a slow, dreamy production that carries added tempo on the breakdown.
Alongside the single release, Giraffage has also revealed an extensive Too Real European Tour, starting on 31st January 2018 in Finland. With his 30-date ‘Too Real’ North America tour kicking off on 25th October in Washington, Giraffage’s 2018 European Tour will see the producer play various dates across the UK, as well as Netherlands, Italy and many more, across January and February, performing at iconic venues such as London’s Jazz Cafe, and the Belgrave Music Hall in Leeds.
The tour follows his last European schedule in 2012, when the American embarked on 33-date run, catching the attention of Porter Robinson - an experience he considers one of the most pivotal points in his career - with the latter inviting him along as a support act for his world tour. From there, Giraffage continued touring with names like Phantogram, XXYYXX and Flume.
Inspired by groundbreaking acts as Yellow Magic Orchestra, Haruomi Hosono, Soichi Terada, Interpol, and Radiohead, Too Real acts as an embodiment of the producer’s personal journey of self healing, with each song representing a different period in his life.
“‘This is some of the best music I’ve ever written,” says Yin. “The album was written from 2015 - 2017 during a dark period of my life. So finally finishing it was a rather cathartic experience and I’m excited for what the future may hold.”
Giraffage European Tour Dates:
31.01 Helsinki, Finland - G Live Lab
01.02 Copenhagen, Denmark - Stengade
02.02 Haarlem, Netherlands - Patronaat
03.02 Rotterdam, Netherlands - BIRD
06.02 Brussels, Belgium - Botanique
07.02 London, UK - The Jazz Cafe
08.02 Bristol, UK - Thekla
09.02 Leeds, UK - Belgrave Music Hall
13.02 Paris, France - La Bellevilloise
14.02 Basel, Switzerland - Kaserne
15.02 Milan, Italy - Circolo Magnolia
16.02 Rome, Italy - Largo
17.02 Budapest, Hungary - A38
18.02 Vienna, Austria - B72
Giraffage feat Angelica Bess - Green Tea
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