English duo Gorgon City have released a new single today, teaming up with rapper Tink and singer Mikky Ekko for a track titled “Impaired,” which sees Gorgon City emphasizing the vocal collaborators while putting their top notch musicality on full display.
“Impaired” is a slow burner of a downtempo track, opening with the mellow tones of a somber synthesizer progression and dark atmospherics. Gorgon City take their time building the song up, letting its quiet intro linger on past the one minute mark before mixing in percussive elements. Eschewing complex sound design, “Impaired” lets the dancefloor energy take a back seat to Tink’s rap verses and Mikky Ekko’s ghostly pitched down vocals, as clanky drums and buzzing synths drone on in the background.
With a focus on mood and texture, Gorgon City craft “Impaired” into an emotive electronic ballad that stands out as a memorable single against the bulk of their work.