SHRINK is the musical moniker of British/ German artist and producer, Sam Breathwick, who releases his much-anticipated self-titled debut EP.
Coming off the back of high praise for singles Drowning and Eraser, which showcase Breathwick’s inventive production and shape-shifting songwriting, the EP both consolidates and confounds expectations with a masterful combination of spark and substance throughout.
Breathwick spoke to Secret Meeting about some of his favourite sounds and sources of inspiration…
Three albums I love
Robert Wyatt – Rock Bottom
I love the effortless, train of thought flow to this album.
Angel Olsen – All Mirrors
So rich and well detailed; I especially love the string arrangements on some of the songs.
Perfume Genius – No Shape
The production and songwriting feel like they compliment each other really well, and reaches out really far.
One film I love
I found this was a good honest presentation of how mental health impacted his career, and how he lived with psychosis.
One book I love
Haruki Murakami – Norwegian Wood
I’m currently reading A Wild Sheep Chase by him as well. I find his writing style really enjoyable as it’s succinct and honest. I also found Norwegian Wood interesting as it addressed mental health back when it was still a taboo topic.
One song that’s important
1010 Benja SL – Wind Up Space
The production and flow of this song really stood out to me. I think it also highlights how amazing his voice is. One of my favourite songs.