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FKi 1st Releases Album ‘sleeping with shoes on’




Source: Shirley Ju

Sleeping with shoes ,composed of FKi1 1st and swso, met on a few and far between rainy day in Los Angeles. This rainy day meetup inspired the start of the album ‘Sleeping with shoes on,’ an album that fuses elements of lo-fi hip hop and spacey mellow vibes.

The idea behind ‘sleeping with shoes on’ was born out of a desire to create a unique sound that would capture the essence of relaxation and tranquility. The artist wanted to explore the concept of creating music that would help listeners unwind and let go of their worries, almost like falling asleep with shoes still on.

The songs on ‘sleeping with shoes on’ are characterized by its dreamy and ethereal quality. FKi 1st and sleeping with shoes on use a mix of live instruments, including guitar, keyboard and drums, as well as electronic elements to create a soundscape that is both relaxing and engaging. The music is influenced by various genres, including jazz, soul and hip hop, and is infused with a laid-back and chill vibe that makes it perfect for lazy afternoons, late-night drives or even as a background soundtrack for work or study.

The phrase ‘sleeping with shoes on’ can have different meanings depending on the context and the person. In the context of my work as an artist and producer, it is a metaphor for going through the motions of life without being present or mindful, and is one of the themes explored in our new album “sleeping with shoes on.” It represents the idea that sometimes we get so caught up in our daily routines that we forget to be present in the moment. It’s a reminder to slow down and appreciate the little things in life. I have been using the name ‘sleeping with shoes on’ as my artist / band name since 2007.

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