Red Bull Records/88rising

Fans of hitting the club so you can quietly feel your feels and maybe sneak a good cry – this author, for instance – have a lot to be excited about. AUGUST 08, an unofficial maverick of this exact genre, is back with a new song that epitomizes his moody neo-soul. Take a listen to his new pop-inflected single “Simple Pleasures,” released via Red Bull Records/88rising, below.

Speaking on the track, AUGUST 08 told Highsnobiety in an email that “Before me and my friends wrote the song, I opened up to them about this girl I was seeing that started out as a casual fling. The relationship was initially supposed to be friends-with-benefits and then personal feelings got involved that led to issues. The song talks about the danger of getting involved romantically with a friend because feelings may get hurt.”

AUGUST 08’s previous release was February’s single “Blood on My Hands,” a collaboration with Smino. Stay tuned for his new project to be unveiled later this year.

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