OKP Premiere: Govales Gets Dreamy On New R&B Single "FREAKAZOID"
(Artwork by Theresa Chromati)
Govales is building a resume that just about any artist would kill for. After a run of self-released singles including the heavy R&B number "Go For The Kill," and the rocking "Doors To Nowhere," the Brooklyn-based multi-instrumentalist is set to drop his latest sonic creation. "FREAKAZOID" is a rollicking bit of soul, founded on a steady hi-hat pattern and held up high by its gorgeous, oscillating synthesizers. Govales's vocals, though, are the true star of the show.
"FREAKAZOID" is a starry-eyed, very much psychedelic take on modern R&B, and by the time Govales's gnarled guitar comes in the track sounds as if Eric Clapton, Frank Ocean, and Govales have all stopped by to jam. Govales got a massive break earlier this year when "Doors to Nowhere" was featured in the trailer to Spike Lee's new film, Da Blood of Sweet Jesus, and the young singer's new project, Lovetron, will soon see a full-scale release. “Lovetron represents freedom. Freedom of self, freedom of ego, freedom of belief, freedom of sexuality. FREEDOM across the board, unadulterated and unconditional love. It’s about unifying and mixing the masculine and feminine- the alchemy of balance," Govales said. To learn much, much more about Govales, read our First Look Friday feature on him and stay tuned for many more aural excursions in the near future. Stream "FREAKAZOID" below.