Washington DC-based Ben Gorvine, better known by his stage name IHF, captivates listeners around the world with his melodic, atmospheric electronic music. His music first gained traction with the release of his Floating EP in 2014 and his 2016 sophomore Departure EP solidified his place in the electronic music community as an artist with his own unique sound. His third EP, Oasis, was released April 2020 and blurs the line between electronic and indie. Relaxed yet stimulating instrumentals accompany Ben’s vocals, which range from driving melodies to background textures. He has toured with artists such as Big Wild, GRiZ, Glass Animals, STS9, and many more, while also playing major festivals including Coachella, Electric Forest, and Lightning in a Bottle. He will be releasing his debut album this year and plans to unveil an immersive and emotional live show alongside it.
“All You Need” is the first single released off of his upcoming album. It’s an immersive, atmospheric, downtempo single that hinges on indie-electronic vibes. Ben uses a multi-instrumental approach to create a lush atmosphere – percussions, piano, and synths are readily heard. After the anticipatory intro, the song launches into a more beat-driven environment. The minimalist and chopped vocals balance the more experimental and rounding instrumentals. More instruments build up the sonic portfolio, creating rising and falling rhythms, all the while creating a sound that is refreshing and unique.
If you’re a fan of lush soundscapes, sweeping melodies, and engaging tracks, be sure to give IHF a listen and keep your eyes peeled for his debut album!