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  • Nova Holmes

Manchester-hailing producer Kindur and LA songstress Arcana create across continents

Photo credit: Sam Hayat

Hailing from Manchester, emerging artist Kindur, aka Chris Durkin is no stranger to an ethereal pop production. Armed with a modern take on dark pop, and following the success of his euphoria-inducing stormer ‘Slow’ in 2020 plus many more, the authenticity-driven artist now joins forces with songstress Arcana to release debut single ‘I Could Be Happy’, effortlessly transitioning into his newest moniker Kindur.

Championing authenticity and artistic freedom across all of his innovative and intricate productions, Kindur has forged a successful career working behind the scenes in the music industry. With credits including Walmart, BBC, Pandora and CW Batwoman, the unique talent is now moving into the spotlight as he rewrites the handbook on what it means to be a producer in 2023.

His latest offering is decorated with the vocal of long-time collaborator Arcana, and as Kindur recognises the sonic complexity and depth that collaboration brings, his sound continues to evolve. Showcasing unmatched versatility and determination, the two met at a writing camp in Los Angeles and instantly connected.

Unstoppable as a duo, harnessing true encounters and emotions is second nature to the two, as they invite listeners into their headspace while contemplating music as an emotion-filled experience. Having since produced six of Arcana’s studio singles, including Stockholm Syndrome (amassing over 900k plays and international recognition through South Korean dance troup ‘Alien’), the fellow creatives have formed an unparalleled sonic bond as they secure their place in the global music scene.

“We wrote this song together on our first meeting in LA, it's really about reflection of our own experiences in relationships and how you can feel lonely & in a state of limbo. It's a special song for me, it was the start of an incredible working partnership between Arcana and I, so it really sets the mood for the rest of the music we're working on.” - Kindur & Arcana

Kindur’s latest offering sees an all-encompassing, superbly smooth topline bloom into a wistful melodic passage, in anticipation of an effortless amalgamation of unhurried drum patterns and stacked synths. Assisted by ethereal harmonies that drift into a wistful chorus with ease, ‘I Could Be Happy’ leads the listener on an odyssey of sonic goodness as the Kindur and Arcana reaffirm their natural propensity for producing authentic and impactful compositions.

Stream and view the visuals for 'I Could Be Happy' below:



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