Name: Ango, or Andrew Gordon Mcpherson
Where He’s From: Montreal
Genre: Ambient R&B Pop
When He Started:
Most Like: The Weeknd, Robert Raimon Roy
Sounds Like: A better alternative to being underwater on morphine (not encouraged)
Montreal’s latest gem Ango has talent spanning back to his days as a vocalist in a band, but these days he’s joining the eerie electronic pop ranks with his new debut LP, Serpentine, making wintry soundscapes and R&B.
Having worked with everyone from Azealia Banks to Lunice (as part of the LuckyMe crew) to Katy B, Serpentine is the first major reveal of what Ango can do on his own. The results are lush, floaty, and quite different from his previous collaborations. Steady emphasis lies on Ango’s vocals, but the production — courtesy of Jacques Greene, Kuedo, Numan, and Mike Din — is the stuff of serious beatmakers.
Watch and enjoy his latest video for the track “Paralyzed.” And you can download his latest mixtape for free on his website.