Kent, UK-based producer Draper‘s music career began in a rather humble fashion — as experimentation with sound recording software, based around his initial fascination with lyricism paired with densely layered sound. And as a result, the British producer’s profile expanded as he released critically praised remixes of Strange Talk, Ellie Goulding and Passion Pit, and the 2010 release of his debut EP, The Introduction, which captured the attention of Turn First Music Publishing where Draper would write singles for Lapsley, Rita Ora and Little Mix.
The highly sought after producer and songwriter will be releasing his forthcoming full-length sometime next year, and the album’s first single “On You,” which features guest vocals by frequent collaborator Alby Hobbs is a dense layered pop song consisting of wobbling, low pitched synths, skittering percussion, swirling electronics and rubbery, high pitched synths paired with Hobbs’ meandering yet soulful falsetto to craft a song that effortlessly meshes bouncy club-friendly electro pop with sensual and soulful R&B.
The recently released official video follows a man, who drags and carries around a punching bag through the countryside as though it were his personal burden, shame and fury after a presumed breakup with a lover, who left the man a punching bag for a gift. It’s so fucked up that it seems cruelly surreal.