James Prudhomme, better known as Suicideyear, is an American electronic music composer, producer and songwriter, hailing from the home of No Limit Records - Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Suicideyear's latest project “Hate Songs” was released via the Scottish label LuckyMe on July 28th 2017. Over the last several years he’s released projects with Oneohtrix Point Never’s Software Label Co. and Brodinski’s Bromance label in addition to a self-released mixtape titled "Brothers" at the end of 2016.
The young producer has collaborated with Denzel Curry, Yung Lean, Rome Fortune, Chynna Rogers, OG Maco, and Bones among others.
In 2014, Prudhomme released his second mixtape titled “Japan,” a conceptual piece detailing 7 months of his life. The tape was applauded for its convergence of southern trap and mid late century minimalism. The track “cccxxv” was used by Swedish artist Yung Lean for his single “Hurt.”
“Suicideyear, the Baton Rouge teenager, arguably the years most influential producer without a major label placement” - The FADER
“Suicideyear combines the clean melodic lines of late-1990s IDM with the slow-burn anxiety of Zaytoven” - Pitchfork
He released his first full length album 'Color The Weather' in 2018 via LuckyMe.
The album, while not technically his first full-length project, represents the first time he’s set about creating a body of work. When asked, James Prudhomme AKA Suicideyear says it’s the first time he’s made “songs with narrative” rather than evocative beats.
'...soaring production that tugs at the most nostalgic pits of the stomach.' - The Fader
'The lead single ‘Days Forever’ sees the young producer explore his more melancholic side' - Stoney Roads