“new orleans isn’t just a city it’s a lifestyle
it is my heritage. it is my roots.
lemme take you to the beginning
where it all started.
how losing everything made me stronger…
ninth ward bred. a new breed.
and so the anthology begins.”
Rising Amsterdam based artist Zanillya unveils her sophomore single “For You” and it’s a vibesfilled jam (think Sevdaliza meets Kelela) that she co-produced together with Humphrey Dennis (together they form production duo MariaDennis).
“The song is about knowing your worth, especially when others take you for granted. It speaks about finding the strength within yourself to walk away from toxic environments, and ultimately, sacrificing a harmful relationship to begin a journey of self-love.”
London producer Redinho returns with new single track “Square 1” which features the hypnotising vocal offerings of Grammy winning New Zealand artist Kimbra over a Timbaland-esque r&b beat. The track is taken from his new single “Mmm mmm/Square 1” which drops via Roya tomorrow Friday September 7th.
“I wrote this track with Kimbra a few years ago when we were jamming in London. Those sessions produced Sweet Relief, a track I also wrote and produced with her, and also Square One. The initial loop was the result of jamming with my Talkbox, Kimbra messing with her Voice Live skills, and me sampling the whole thing as we went a long. My brother John Calvert was also in the room and fleshed out some chords. Kimbra put down a brilliant guide vocal, then we did some back and forths online as she wrote the lyrics.” – Redinho
“We wanted to encompass that hypnotizing, relentless but sensual magnetic dance between two people who can’t break a cycle of attachment. There’s a real toughness to this song and although the subject matter is a bit heartbreaking, I love how this song captures the nuance of all those different emotions within. We wanted it to feel claustrophobic and almost uncomfortably intimate, to echo that kind of relationship where there is no space to breathe. I love how Tom captures a really metallic, sterile feeling to his sounds while exploring such lush spectrums of organic instrumentation too. To me he’s one of the most creative producers and writers because he is not scared to be very minimal but he is meticulous about the sounds we chose, to make sure each one of them tells an individual story and serves the physical feeling we want our audience to feel.” – Kimbra