Written by: Jen Dan
Australian songwriter and producer duO collaborates with striking female vocalists on his new double release for the singles Come Home and Better Place.
du0 has been praised at notable platforms including Run The Trap and Your EDM, as well as Diplo’s Revolution.
Atmospheric lead track Come Home features Emily Coulston on wistfully airy vocals. She breathes through her words like taking in and releasing oxygen, naturally and calmly amid the percolating electronics, subdued piano notes, and fast-ticking rhythm.
Better Place begins with a shadowy vibe and enigmatic vocals from Cloe Terare, but it soon opens up with an assured marching pace, reflective and deep piano press, and a sharp, up-tempo beat.
The two songs are actually the product of an intense, 3-day creative session sponsored by QMusic. duO explains the details, stating, “All three of us (along with six other musicians) got invited to attend QMusic’s exclusive Songwriting Retreat, AMPLIFY,…at Heliport Studios in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. We were rotated in groups of threes and had to come up with a song from scratch, then produce and record it in the 4 hours we were together.”