Slowdown represents the second half of a two-piece project, following on from the first half, Upsweep, which was released in October 2016. On Slowdown, Epperson presents two distinct versions of each of the five tracks—one stripped-back and minimalist (Iris), and the other a shimmering pop interpretation (Amelia). The music is tense, immersive, and visceral, fusing elements of folk, jazz, and synth-pop into dream-like trips.
Following the album release, Epperson has shared a tense and unsettling short film—which was co-directed by Epperson and Jake Saner—that pairs her track "20/20" with a narrative that follows two protagonists through a series of engrossing scenes.
You can watch the short film via the player above, with the album available here.