After taking a short pause, Pakistani artist Abeer Sheikh is back in the lime light with a sizzling electronica EP titled Rising Son, under his Biiro alias. Out December 11 on Toronto-based label Free the People, “Rising Son” holds dual meaning, paying tribute to his favourite Massive Attack track, while giving a nod to his new title of ‘dad’.
Biiro’s musical canvas reveals layers of rich, vibrant colour. As a teen, he spent most of his years fronting for different bands and exploring a broad range of sounds. Influenced by artists such as Opeth, Aphex Twin, Nine Inch Nails and Robert Babicz, Biiro’s sound draws on his eastern roots coupled with an education in music production and theory.
Today, we are thrilled to premiere “Sun” off of his forthcoming EP. Reminiscent of the new wave era, Sun’s nostalgic synth line pans across your ears, immediately luring you into its dream-like world. The chugging bassline will keep you locked into its groove, while crisp, high hats sizzle in the air and Biiro’s spacey vocals send you further into his star lit galaxy.
Rising Son will be available on For the People on December 11, 2019