Active Child: Subtle (Feat. Mikky Ekko)

The music we tweeted this week had an unintentional theme: male vocalists with superb falsettos

Video-game textures and delayed synths meet choir music in “Subtle,” the first official single from Active Child’s upcoming EP. It’s an unusual departure for Active Child’s Pat Grossi, an LA-based electronic music artist and classical harpist, whose songs such as the Ellie Goulding-covered “Hanging On” feature his harp skills and drawn out vocals. At a much more club-friendly tempo than usual, Grossi’s distinctive falsetto pairs well with the warm voice of Southern gentleman Mikky Ekko (heard in “Stay” with Rihanna). This sonic exploration will make listeners eager to hear what he has in store; Active Child’s six-song EP titled Rapor (which means “sun house”) will be out 22 October.