Unusual Demont was indoctrinated by the internet. The Wisconsin based artist spent his formative years exploring cultural and musical nooks that fall outside the comfort zones of most. As a result, such eclectic exposure has manifested itself in his music. Personality-wise, Demont is an accidental rebel and self-described “weirdo.” On his laptop, he likely has opened tabs of ASMR, K-Pop, and Frank Ocean tracks slowed with extra reverb. Influences wise, Demont credits his grandfather, who played drums and toured the world with the legendary Curtis Mayfield. While no two tracks of Demont’s sound the same, his entire discography encompasses organic and experienced songwriting.
Unusual Demont’s latest release “Amber” is the first single off his upcoming debut EP Hues. The project serves as a memoir of failed relationships; from the perspective of Demont at times, as well as his partners in others. Amber specifically laments over a one night stand gone long, due to mutual lust and shared loneliness. The doomed relationship over the course of one summer brought upon many late nights – frequently accompanied by deep orange sunsets.
Sonically, the record is a blend of “phunkadelic” and commercial, with inter-mixed influences from Tame Impala, Childish Gambino, and the Weeknd, though uniquely remaining Unusual Demont. Amber (and the rest of the Hues EP) is mixed and mastered by Wil Anspach, who is known for the same role on many projects, most notably Frank Ocean’s Channel Orange (Demont’s favorite album), Injury Reserve’s Self-Titled, and many others. Check out the track below!