First EP (FR001) On Foundations Recordings by label co-founder Gladkill
The term "accolade" is defined as an award or privilege granted as a special acknowledgment of merit. With this EP, Gladkill expresses that there are few actual accolades earned through independently creating and sharing art in this fast-paced digital society and over-saturated musical market. An artist must create his or her own rewards, with every release, song, and project becoming an accolade in itself; a milestone of one's catharsis, progression and accomplishment.
While staying true to his melodic and musical roots, Gladkill seamlessly traverses through Bass music, beats, hip hop and trap influences, R&B, deep house, garage, 2 step and downtempo to create a diverse collection of six new songs.
From the kinetic purple anthem of "Ether", to the dance floor stylings of the title track "Accolades", to his blending of space bass and future trap sounds in "Velvet" and beyond—every song serves as a testament to Gladkill's intricate composition, careful attention to detail and passion for his projects, leaving no part of his musical spectrum unexplored.