When Sunni Colón began releasing music five years ago, listeners and critics alike struggled to make him fit into a certain mold. Since then, we've all learned that the progressive, self-taught artist had creative visions that could never be bound by definitive labels. He's been featured on the soundtracks to some of our big and small screen faves, released an impressive debut project, established a design agency, conceived a multisensory art installation in Brooklyn and directed an experimental short film called Peach on the Water, which he also scored.
Thankfully, the multi-talented artist still managed to squeeze in a new release here and there. He continues that new music flow with his latest release "Summer Blu." The balmy "b-side" track is more than an ode to the sunny season, it's all about missing a special someone. "I can't get over summer blues / Seasons may change but they're not like you," Sunni tenderly sings. Ethereal background vocals and shimmery Rhodes keys add to the song's dreamy vibe. Whether you're poolside, laying on a beach or even stuck indoors, this is a must for your escapism playlist.
Now living in Paris, Colón is expected to drop his sophomore project in the near future. Until then, he's given us enough to keep our thirst at bay. Right before the release of "Summer Blu," he dropped an equally impressive "b-side" entitled "Yours Truly, 2095" – a dream-like introspective that gives way to a jazzy, Latin-tinged groove. Listen to both below, then head to your favorite digital retailer to download each song. You can also link up with the artist via Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr.