Today we’re excited to premiere a new single from one of your favorite new artists, The Offline. Acting as the perfect soundtrack to the arrival of Spring, The Offline’s latest single “Cap de l’Homy” features a sunny chord progression and melodies that invoke a sense of longing and nostalgia. It’s another soulfully visual tune from an artist determined to paint pictures in the minds of his listeners. With nods to the soundtracks of 1960s and 1970s noir films, it also channels the carefree energy of Mac Demarco and Connor Mockasin.
Sitting somewhere between the washed out, sun-soaked sonics of Surprise Chef and Robohands, The Offline came to life when composer and photographer Felix Müller travelled the Atlantic coastline in the south of France with his analogue camera, capturing the beach life on film. After coming back to his city of Hamburg, he started writing songs to match the sonic counterpart to the analogue visuals.
Backed by a cast of highly skilled musicians, 2022’s En Clair-Obscur EP introduced The Offline to the world. A journey along the shores of the French Atlantic (each of the EP’s tracks is named after a famous surf spot of the French Atlantic), En Clair Obscur captures in sound what Müller saw with his camera – harmony progressions, arrangements and soundscapes that create a certain mood. Notes of yesteryear with a cinematic touch, The Offline’s songs marry the old and new, bringing together a sound that is truly timeless.