GWYLO Releases New Single, “Came To Say Goodbye”

gwylo came to say goodbye

He is no stranger to goodbyes. The enigmatic British producer/DJ was born in Hong Kong and had already lived in 5 different countries by the time he was 18 years old.

With each move he would bid farewell to his friends, in most cases never to see them again. Music became his constant companion and, having taught himself to play his Dad’s guitar, GWYLO was already writing songs by the age of 12. The twists and turns of life would see GWYLO pursuing his wide-ranging love for music, playing in indie bands in London and spinning records at underground raves in Hong Kong.

It was only a matter of time before he succumbed to the allure of Berlin’s rich music scene and club culture. He now calls the city home and has spent the last few years writing and producing songs for a long list of international artists. One such collaboration was with Westbam, the acclaimed ‘God-father of Techno’, on an album featuring many of his heroes including Kanye West and Iggy Pop.

Whilst being happy to work behind the scenes and pen hits for other artists, GWYLO long harboured the desire to express his passion for electronic dance music and his penchant for pop hooks in the form of his own project. Having collaborated with YOUNOTUS and the legend Kris Menace on a couple of releases, he now steps out on his own with his first release on Sony RCA. The name GWYLO – the affectionate Cantonese term for Ex-Patriots living in Hong Kong – is a tribute to the country of his birth and his childhood – a great source of inspiration for his music.

The first single, Came To Say Goodbye, was written on a trip to Oslo with Atle Pettersen (the writing force behind Alan Walker’s ‘Darkside’) who also lends his vocals to the track.

In GWYLO’s own words:
‘The song is about those brutal moments where you are confronted with the inescapable fact that you are saying a final goodbye, a chapter is closing – it’s a reminder that our relationships to lovers, friends, family and places are what really define our human experience … we basically wanted, to wrap that up in a 3 minute pop song!’


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