Kuren is a 17 year-old self-taught producer from rural NSW who’s been developing a pretty solid Soundcloud over the past year with flips of tracks by The Weeknd and homegrown talent Vanessa Elisha plus originals. It Still Hurts is his latest, and perhaps greatest, output. It’s a swelling, emotional track dedicated to “all those who lost someone dear to them,” as his Soundcloud states. That feeling rushes through the track in waves of dense synths and belly-rumbling beats that won’t go by unnoticed.
Electronic music in this country is so often designed for the clubs but with Kuren and Planéte’s beautiful new one Altair, there is a new strain emerging of thoughtful, emotive and expansive electronic music. It’s a positive sign for those that listen to it in solo rather than in a club.
It Still Hurts is taken from the Love Lost EP set for release in October.