The anxieties brought on by the complexities of modern life don’t exactly scream sex appeal, but BVRGER has managed to find a way of making that precise sort of ennui fodder for some of the slinkiest R&B this side of a Ty Dolla $ign mixtape. The Rome-based artist is on the verge of unveiling his debut EP BRAINFOOD, and we’ve got the premiere to the track “SUMMER PLANS,” a slinky, trap-inflected jam that manages to smolder even as it makes you question your relationship status moving into the warmer months. Take a listen below.
Speaking on the track, BVRGER told Highsnobiety in an email that “The beat just spoke to me. It felt like a ‘summer loneliness’ kind of vibe. A liberating feeling hit me straight afterwards and the lyrics came with it. It’s more of a rant than structured songwriting. Some people deal with heartache in the way that they knowingly hurt their former counterpart by inflicting pain through their behavior. Showing off like they be ‘living their best life.’ But really, they just cope with a breakup in an immature way.”
Look out for BVRGER’s BRAINFOOD EP to drop this Friday, April 5.
You can also catch BVRGER at Germany’s splash! Festival in July, where Highsnobiety will be on the ground offering live coverage. For more info, head here.