Bristol-based lo-fi musician imagiro shares single “lost + found”
February 10, 2023 BY Jason Currell
Bristol-based musician August Pemberton (a.k.a. imagiro) has today shared his newest single ‘lost + found’ through Nettwerk. Featuring additional productions from Majent, the track is about the moment when you suddenly see the path you’re supposed to take, knowing it’s the next step towards happiness. It highlights additional themes from his upcoming new album, reconciliation with one’s past, losing and rediscovering one’s identity, and hope for the future. Lyrically, the song suggests the narrator’s growth regarding perseverance and resilience and the intro’s chirping birds are an elegant nod to imagiro’s roots in the lo-fi beats genre.
Listen to ‘lost + found’ here and watch the visualiser video below:
“’lost and found’” is the oldest track on the upcoming album, which I wrote in the summer of 2019,” Pembertonexplained. “It’s about the moment when you suddenly see the path you’re supposed to take, knowing it’s the next step towards happiness. The glitchy and intricate sound design is inspired by Tennyson’s track ‘Streamer 2-Chōme’”.
August Pemberton lived in New York as a child before he moved back to the UK at 7 years old. At university, he studied computer science and after graduating he moved to Bristol where he’s currently based. Pemberton grew up in a musical family and began playing the piano at a young age. While making software at university (he studied computer science), playing the piano meant a natural progression to using music software and producing his own music under the name “imagiro”.
Soon he became very well respected by fellow artists in the lo-fi music field (Blue Wednesday, Aso, Arbor, Tennyson, Ford) and has collaborated with other established lo-fi artists. In 2020 he sampled his family piano and created the plugin “Imagiro Piano” to virtually play his family piano in any DAW. The plugin is now the most used piano plugin in lo-fi music and has become a recognizable sound amongst top editorial lo-fi playlists. His followers are incredibly influential musicians within the folk/electronic space (Daedelus, Tennyson, quickly, quickly, Andrew Huang) and Pemberton’s work in both music and music tech is appreciated by these musicians.