"Something New Something Blue" is the enthralling latest from LA-based artists and producer neek.
Teaming with neo-R&B artist Saro, neek delivers an unsettling electronic production that ebbs and flows with emotion. The subtle instrumentation flirts with neek's manipulated vocals while Saro's familiar croon provides the track another dimension.
Dealing with pain, loss, and longing, "Something New Something Blue" is an emotional listen, even more so when you realize the track, along with the EP it's from, Words I Shouldn't Have, is partially inspired by the death of neek's father. Speaking with The 405 about the collaboration with Saro, neek said:
I rarely have other artists over for sessions, partly because my studio is in my bedroom but also because I mostly just prefer to work alone. That being said, I have Saro over as much as possible. He's down to experiment and get weird and I feel like he pushes me to think outside my box. When I'm producing, he tunes in and out in a way where I don't feel like there's a microscope on me, so I'm free to work through ideas and try whatever I want without constant interruption. His voice is one of the most emotive and dynamic voices I've heard and provides a canvas where I can emulate instruments and use it to layer in the bed of the track in a really satisfying way.
You can also check out the accompanying film clip to "Something New Something Blue" here, directed by Matt Alves and Amy Narodovich.
Words I Shouldn't Have is set for release October 19th.