The Porto-born, Berlin-based enigma comes out of the shadows.
Purple emerged a few years ago as a mysterious part of Shlohmo’s WEDIDIT collective, transforming his vocals over woozy, R&B-influenced electronics. After debuting on the label with 2013’s Salvation EP, the musician born Luis Dourado is ready to release his debut album.
“I recorded my first sketches for Silence & Remorse in London early last year, but did the bulk of the writing in my room in Kreuzberg,” he writes. “It was during this summer that I was dealing with feelings of sorrow and the process of writing and recording kept me isolated in many ways from real life. As a result, this album reflects the emotions associated with love and love lost.”
Silence & Remorse is certainly a lovelorn album, with Purple’s vocals upfront and unprocessed over his moody, darkly-hued synth work. The album is due out on June 16 via WEDIDIT, and you can stream it in full below (it’s also available to pre-order). Previously, FACT caught up with Purple at SXSW and photographed a recent New York show.