After gracing the world with a string of incredible singles this year, Toronto-based alternative R&B artist Kira Huszar - better known under her moniker LOONY - now reveals her much awaited EP, soft thing, out today. The project has dropped with “mine” as the focus track, featuring New Orleans rapper and musician Pell.
With soft thing, LOONY arrives flush with eight jazzy, percussive musical captures of her pandemic mindset. At its core, the EP is a diligent exploration of love in many forms, from the euphoric expectation of flirtation to the inextricable hope for a grandparent to stay safe in the midst of a global pandemic. If her debut EP JOYRiDE was sardonic, introspective and moody; soft thing is its extroverted, jaunty cousin.
“I found myself re-evaluating what’s important to me,” LOONY says of the release’s overall tone. “Being isolated from people makes you think more about your relationships. It’s been a hard and very strange year and in a lot of ways and I’ve been forced to be more vulnerable than I’d ever been. soft thing is symbolic of that.”
To ensure this organic authenticity, soft thing’s creative process began with LOONY and her production team — Adam Pondang and Noah ‘40’ Shebib protege Akeel Henry (Ty Dolla $ign, Jeremih, SageTheGemini) —quarantining together in several Airbnbs around LOONY’s native Scarborough.
LOONY takes soft thing on the road in North America this September & November, embarking on shows in San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Seattle and Las Vegas. Tickets will go on sale Friday, June 25th at 10am local time.
Vulnerable and impassioned from start to finish, the release of soft thing will undoubtedly see LOONYreach greater heights.