This week’s download comes from Mikey Freedom Hart aka Ex Reyes. You have seven days to download his song “Bad Timing” from his new EP “Do Something.”
Ex Reyes is the psych-soul sound of music-dude Mikey Freedom Hart. It is a project that is based around musical community and the spark of collaboration; the inevitable result of many hours spent with talented friends in unlikely places. Ex Reyes is the subtle sophistication of the Beach Boys, the weirdness of psychedelic-era Temptations, the sonic experimentation of Phil Spektor and Delia Derbyshire, the free freneticism of dancehall, and the superb oddity of synthesizer-soaked dollar records, distilled into songs about real shit.
Do Something EP, Ex Reyes’ debut EP, was recorded over the past 5 years in hotel rooms, sheds, and proper studios all over the world–from Africa to New Orleans, Japan to Scandinavia–alongside Hart’s travels as a top-tier session musician, sideman, and collaborator to such artists as Bleachers (Jack Antonoff), Santigold, The Cranberries, Sia, Mike D, Albert Hammond Jr., Adam Green, Sinkane, Dam Funk, and more.
Download the song below.