Myd, the delightfully eccentric yet irreverent French DJ, musician and producer has released his highly anticipated debut album Born A Loser via Ed Banger / Because Music. A looped album of fun electronica, Born A Loser is precisely the kind of album we’d want to drop this Summer, reminiscent of festival and disco vibes.
Born in Lille, Myd has been making music for over ten years, firstly as a founding member of the beloved collective Club Cheval, where he helped produce and remix for artists including Kanye West, Dua Lipa, Theophilus London and Brodinski to name a few. However, with Born A Loser Myd has crafted an album completely alone showcasing his whimsy and synth-based flair.
The LP comprises of 14 tracks, including previous single, Moving Men, which features Mac DeMarco and new single – also called Born A Loser. It’s his coming-of-age record and a soundtrack to life’s strange delights: a drunken round of jazzercise, a lazy float in the kiddie pool, your weird uncle gyrating under disco lights. Precisely why it’s timely and will be successful; this kind of content is what many of us need just now.
“It’s really important to see yourself accomplishing the work,” Myd says. “’Born A Loser’ is weird in its structure. There are pop songs, but there are also extreme production choices. Before, I was a bit shy with that. I’m finishing this album really confident. This way is my way, and I’m really happy about it.” It’s clearly an album directly inspired and influenced by particular artists and tracks. The title track and single sees Myd flip Derrick Harriott’s vocals from the classic 1967 reggae record The Loser, creating a hypnotic loop around the refrain “I was born a loser” and Now That We Found Love samples The O-Jays’ iconic 1973 single of the same name.
With other musicians featuring on other tracks throughout the album, such as Bakar on Got It, there is much for any fan of electronica synth-based waves to be dragged in to Born A Loser. Boot is the one that pulls me in, with that Django Django style bass. And once you’re in, it’s difficult to get out. At times the LP is fun and flirty, at others it has more of an intergalactic audio, neither of which offend. Oozing with synth-heavy shine, and in its weathered corners and rich textures, Born A Loser is precisely the type of listening that synth aficionados will be basking in this Summer.
Born A Loser is out now, via Ed Banger Records/Because Music