Vancouver-based Kieran Jenkins is one half of the electronic duo with post-rock influences Sampson Mews. As OAKUM, he experiments with more energetic and atmospheric sounds along the lines of ODESZA and Bonobo. After some time off due to finishing his Architecture degree, OAKUM returns with Golden Sky. An apt title as it features a vibrant driving rhythm and cascade of brilliant textures just like the day that inspired it.
“This is one of the first songs I made in my new place in Downtown Vancouver and with the new studio setup,” says OAKUM. The inspiration came after exploring the city/Stanley Park that day and watching an amazing sunset in Vancouver at Second Beach.”
Golden Sky is joined by a self-made video that includes footage from OAKUM’s hikes. Listen and watch here.