The Knocks – “Trouble” feat. Absofacto
New York electronic duo The Knocks bring us “Trouble” featuring first-rate vocals from producer, Absofacto. The pair say about the track; “We originally wrote “Trouble” with Abso in NYC at our studio as a slow, piano ballad, at 90 bpm. The idea was to write something that felt melancholy and classic. After we laid down the original idea, he left and we started experimenting with it – treating it like a sample – totally chopping it up and flipping it. This is the same way we approach some of our earlier songs like “Dancing With The DJ” and “Make it Better” so it was cool to go back to that formula while making a sound that was new and fresh.”
Nia Wyn – “Help Me”
This is a powerful emotive track from Nia Wyn coming to us all the way from North Wales. Nia brings her personal experiences to the table. She is raw, passionate and stirring. Nia’s journey began with her searching for old blues and soul records in junk shops. Using these vinyl muses to craft similar songs of personal experience, the young artist has captured something vivid and compelling with her debut track “Help Me”.
“I wanted to write about what it feels like to be in a really dark space mentally and trying to hide it from everyone because you’re scared of what people will think; it’s me trying to find a way out of the madness”, explains Nia.
The Chainsmokers – “Paris”
With three Grammy nominations under their belt, The Chainsmokers are back with their first track for 2017 and we have the lyric visuals that complement the tune. The video was shot in sunny Tulum, Mexico and features Instagram model Alexis Ren. “Paris” follows on from the duo’s smash hit from last year “Closer”, which was one of the biggest selling singles of the year. “Paris” is surely set to follow suit and dominate 2017. The lyric video for the single has already received over 1 billion views on VEVO. The Chainsmokers have also sold out on their UK tour kicking off next month.
Vice featuring Jasmine Thompson & Skizzy Mars – “Steady 1234”
Vice has dropped the visuals for his genre-bending single “Steady 1234” featuring Jasmine Thompson & Skizzy Mars. The single has so far received over 35 million streams worldwide. “The video I feel accurately depicts the feeling of love not always making sense. The director, Amber Park did a really great job delivering the message of ‘Steady 1234’ by juxtaposing strong graphics alongside the graceful dancers,” Vice says about the track. Directed by Amber Park, the colourful video breathes new life into the track with fluid choreography and mesmerising imagery courtesy of CGI geniuses Randy Cano and Brian Henry.