Ryan Hemsworth announces Guilt Trips, streams “Against A Wall”



Fast-rising Canadian producer Ryan Hemsworth, known for his quirky remixes as much as his warping originals, will issue a new album called Guilt Trips on October 22nd via Last Gang Records. The follow-up to his Still Awake EP, released back in May, reportedly “digs deeper beyond the hip hop, r&b and dance music world to inspirations that sprout from a time before he made the type of music that people have come to expect.”

The forthcoming LP is previewed today with “Against A Wall”, featuring Miami rapper Lofty305. The number rattles, soothes and surprises, one minute boasting a slinky electronic wash, the next a jarring hip-hop groove. Listen below.

In a press release, Hemsworth spoke about the track and the rest of his Guilt Trip collaborations:

“I reached out to friends and people I admire really. I wanted kind of unexpected collaborations and people with a uniqueness to them, instead of just reaching out to random top-liners. Someone like Lofty305, who has a weird, certainly not trained voice, made sense for “Against A Wall” because I wanted it to match the mood of the track. That’s so much more important to me than making a perfect song. I just wanted to flesh out that charming imperfection on a lot of the tracks. When I asked the people on it to do their parts, I didn’t direct them too much but just asked them to think of a breakup or a time when they felt weird or shitty from love. All of my music is sparked from love in some form or another I think, so this album is kind of just a capsule of different moods caused by love.”

Catch Hemsworth this fall on his “Feelings Mutual” tour. Also, be sure to check out our recent Top 5 feature with him, wherein the producer recounts five things that make him not want to die.

Ryan Hemsworth 2013 Tour Dates:
09/18 – Vancouver, BC @ Faded *
09/19 – Victoria, BC @ 9one9 *
09/20 – Kelowna, BC @ Level *
09/21 – Portland, OR @ Rotture *
09/26 – San Diego, CA @ Bang Bang *
09/27 – Los Angeles, CA @ Lure Patio *
09/28 – Seattle, WA @ Decibel Fest – Crocodile *
10/03 – Montreal, QC @ Le Belmont *
10/04 – Toronto, ON @ Hoxton *
10/05 – New York, NY @ Dark Disco – 88 Palace *
10/06 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott *
10/10 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club *
10/12 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick *
10/23 – Washington, DC @ Will Eastman *
10/24 – Miami, FL @ Bardot *
10/25 – Denver, CO @ NORAD *
10/26 – Houston, TX @ Something Wicked Festival
10/27 – New Orleans, LA @ Hi-Ho Lounge *
10/30 – Nashville, TN @ Scene *
10/31 – Austin, TX @ The Parish *
11/01 – San Francisco, CA @ 1015 Folsom *
11/02 – Los Angeles, CA @ HARD Halloween

* = w/ Cyril Hahn