flat7 is an independent genre-fluid singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist composer/producer with sound defined by his deep devotion to the art and craft of music making. He keeps both his identity and location secret in hopes that listeners will focus on the music without distraction. Working completely solo, he spends months refining each composition before releasing it to the world.
Citing groundbreaking and visionary artists like Prince, Stereolab, Frank Zappa and The Beatles as inspiration, flat7 makes music intended to be listened to closely. It is a musically complex and nuanced sound. However, for all of his music’s sophistication his work remains accessible.
“yoki (yoki)” is the debut single from flat7, released worldwide via all major streaming services on April 23, 2022. As the track opens, a solo piano quietly plays a repeating two chord arpeggio progression. Glitch synths and percussion hint at more as the singer breathes life into the mic. Soon the song morphs into a hypnotic mix of avant garde jazz and experimental electronic music. In under two minutes, flat7 guides us through an abstract dream of modal shifts, time changes and an ethereal vocal meditation on love and longing.