Connan Mockasin and Devonté Hynes wrote and recorded the Myths 001 EP as part of the 2015 Marfa Myths festival. The pair spent the week prior to the Myths festival in Marfa Recording Studio with Gory Smelley, an engineer and facility growing in prominence as our Far West Texas town increasingly becomes a destination for bands worldwide.
This occasion marked the first collaboration between Connan and Dev. Their week together inspired three new compositions that focus and flit through both artists’ particular approach to pop songwriting. Connan’s choral melodies meet Dev’s throwback funk in “Feelin’ Lovely” and “La Fat Fur”, whereas “Big Distant Crush” showcases a golden coalescence of their respective talents for crafting heartfelt ballads.
When their sessions concluded, Connan and Dev treated the Myths attendees to a special, impromptu performance during the festival’s showcase at The Capri – no better way to celebrate a collaboration fostered in Marfa. The festival expands our goal beyond the studio and onto the live stage, offering more artists – and more fans – the chance to join our family.
Check out Connan’s interview with i-D Magazine for behind-the-scenes photos and tales from the studio.