Norweirgian producer, singer, songwriter and recording artist Lido has released his new and highly anticipated EP IOU1 – out now on all digital retailers and streaming services.
Recorded between Los Angeles and Norway and produced by Lido, IOU1 marks the producer’s first official solo release since 2016â€™s acclaimed full-length debut Everything, and features 5-new tracks including his latest single ‘Outstanding‘ as well as two previously released singles ‘3 Million’ and ‘Corner Love’. The EP arrived with a music video for new single ‘Outstanding’, a track displaying Lidoâ€™s strengths as a songwriter, vocalist and producer, and fuses together what has become his signature blend of electronica and soul, led by uplifting and reflective lyrics as demonstrated on the songâ€™s hook â€“ â€œYou will be outstanding, On your own girl.
The new EP and music video come on the heels of what has already been a very busy year for Lido. This past July, he produced 3 tracks on Grammy award winning Chance The Rapperâ€™s latest collection of songs, “Work Outâ€, “Wala Cam”, and “65th and Ingleside,â€ which followed his highly acclaimed 7-minute project kidsloveghosts, a re-imagining of Kanye West and Kid Cudiâ€™s latest collaboration Kids See Ghosts, hailed by Dancing Astronaut as â€œstunningâ€ and â€œmasterful.â€ Earlier this year, he produced tracks for Chicago rapper Towkio including his breakout single ‘Symphony’, which the two performed last February on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
Alongside his output as a recording artist, Lido has spent the past five years writing, producing and remixing some for a string of critically acclaimed chart-topping heavyweights including, Jaden Smith, Banks, Alt- J, Bastille, and Halsey to name a few. His solo releases include 2016â€™s critically praised album, Everything, as well as his now infamous 8-minute re-imagining of Kanye Westâ€™s â€˜Life of Pablo,â€™ appropriately titled Life of Peder. Reworking acts like Portugal. The Man and Bill Withers, Lido became an internet sensation, eventually getting signed to record label Pelican Fly/Because Music. Debuting on the label with 2014â€™s I Love You EP, followed by theSuperspeed EP, and remixes of Banks, Alt-J and MÃ˜, Lidoâ€™s anti-formulaic style emerged. His tracks bounce from one idea to another voraciously, but always with that clear Lido stamp. You donâ€™t just get a drum and a bassline on a track of his; youâ€™re more likely to get an entire string or brass section that elevates his sound to cinematic heights.
IOU1 is available now on all digital download and streaming platforms.