Chet Porter, not be confused with Chet Faker or Porter Robinson, makes his debut on TSIS with his enchanting single, "Stay" feat. Chelsea Cutler, on Foreign Family Collective. The imprint, formed by Seattle duo Odesza, has become an elite tastemaker for electronic music over the past year and marks "Stay" as its 11th release. Previous records to come from Foreign Family include Jai Wolf's "Drive", Louis Futon's "Wasted On You" and RÜFÜS DU SOL's "Bloom" LP.
"Stay" awakens the inner-child in every listener with its endearing melodies, sparkling progressions and Cutler's airy vocals that induce a dreamy essence. With respect to how the record came to be, it flips the script.
I think that with most collaborations, the producer writes an instrumental and then reaches out to a vocalist to hop on afterwards, but this actually happened the other way around. I was in Dubai and Chelsea messaged me asking me if I wanted to produce around this demo she made. I finished most of the song that day and immediately had Foreign Family in mind. I showed my manager, but specifically said not to send it because it wasn’t quite there yet. I remember him hitting me back being like “sent" haha and I freaked out like all-caps "OMG NO YOU BLEW IT". When Spring came around I was touring with Big Wild and Jai Wolf, then I got asked to open up for Odesza on a few shows in California. That's when they told me they wanted to release it. - Chet Porter
The single precedes a 39-date North American Fall tour with Lemaitre, Jai Wolf and The Floozies. Grab your tickets here and enjoy his latest release, available tomorrow (Aug. 19) for purchase!
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