Fresh off a European tour with Louis The Child, Whethan wastes no time heading into festival season in releasing a brand new single “Be Like You” featuring New Zealand sibling duo BROODS.
The 18-year-old Chicago native was right to link up with a duo known for electro-pop, synth-based ballads and top-line vocals, as the producers’ forward-thinking sound meshes perfectly with a heavy bassline and high-pitched, melodic chords for added flavor. The single is out now via Big Beat Records.
It’s been three years since the Aussie duo Flight Facilities teamed up with Reggie Watts for their powerful production “Sunshine,” a track off the duo’s last record Down To Earth.
Strongly akin to its heavily-weighted, and yet ever so light-heartedly delivered funk, Flight Facilities has teamed up with Reggie Watts once more for a new track, entitled “Stranded.” But it seems good things come in threes, as Watts is also joined by the New Zealand pop sensation Broods and Los Angeles-based vocalist Saro on the new number.
Recorded across three continents, Flight Facilities’ striking new tune soars in its instrumental contributions and sonic occupancy. The duo has echoed a gorgeous sentiment that follows in the footsteps of their seminal “Clair de Lune,” although, the heightened sonic strength and thumping bassline of the new track also owes its thanks to a plentiful assortment of acts.
Additional contributors on “Stranded” include instrumental contributions from Touch Sensitive, the classical pianist Piers Lane, and Warpaint’s Stella Mozgawa. Grammy-winning producers Eric J Dubowsky — who’s worked with Flume, Chet Faker, Odesza — as well as Davide Rossi — Coldplay, Röyksopp — also aided in the culmination of the enveloping number.
“Stranded” comes complete with an inexplicably beautiful visual pairing. The video was shot in a decommissioned prison in Sydney, Australia and created by the award-winning Australian director Tom Noakes.
While it remains unclear as to whether Flight Facilities has envisioned a further return, a number with an enveloping sonic occupancy like “Stranded” will surely hold listeners over until that moment arrives.