New Release: Hansaa x soso featuring Emma Sameth
Ash Walker | On 05, Feb 2018
Hansaa, aka Vinay Matta, is back, alongside his trusty collaboratorsÂ soso, with a delicate new singleÂ Nights.Â
The track features exciting newcomerÂ Emma SamethÂ on vocals,Â NightsÂ builds uponÂ Hansaaâ€™s intricate, diverse body of work and further exemplifies his keen ear for high quality electro alt pop.Â Â NightsÂ has also been given an immersive visual treatment, with an effortlessly cool video directed byÂ Julien Pircher.
NightsÂ is a little more experimental and slightly heavier to what weâ€™re used to fromÂ HansaaÂ andÂ soso.Â Â Emma Samethâ€™s fragile vocal sits carefully atop characteristically sharp production at the handsÂ HansaaÂ andÂ soso,Â with LA-duoÂ sosoÂ bringing the organic elements – the guitar and bass guitar, contrasted with Hansaaâ€™s atmospheric sound design.Â The cool, unbothered ambiance allows room for atypical sounds and melodic hooks to breathe here â€“ but when everything is pulled back to earth by a simple piano chord, orÂ Samethâ€™s intensely human voice, it all feels so right.
HansaaÂ canâ€™t wait to release the track, enthusing,Â â€œEverything aboutÂ NightsÂ is awesome, from the vocals, to the mix, to the arrangement, sound design, mood, textures, ambience and the experimental pop aspect of itâ€¦itâ€™s about longing for someone that you’ll never see in your life again.â€
The clip forÂ NightsÂ is appropriately soft, yet feels intense, as though there is something sinister simmering beneath the surface.Â Everything is grey; the urban landscape doesnâ€™t feel like home, and neither does the bedroom, but there is something boiling between the two characters that makes it impossible to look away.Â The picture distorts and swerves as the characters grow simultaneously closer and further apart.
The director,Â Julien Pircher, reflects on the inspiration behind the clip,Â â€œItâ€™s desire for the unknown.Â Â A pretty, simple and a straight-forward pain.Â Wanting something that is unreachable and impossible to forget is a sheer torment. The music video for the songÂ NightsÂ is a mental journey through a young manâ€™s world of feelings after meeting a woman that he will probably never see again in his life.Â Â While giving the viewer several visual hints, the video confronts the audience with a challenge to find pictorial metaphors and to connect them with the plot in order to open up the storyline and to give the music video the full sense and drama.â€
After a killer 2017, which sawÂ HansaaÂ rack up millions of streams on previous singlesÂ Need To Know (ft Oliver Tank)Â andÂ Primavera (ft. A.CHAL), everyone is wondering what will be next for this enigmatic young producer.Â Vinay isnâ€™t in any rush.Â Splitting his time between Australia and adopted homeland Los Angeles, Vinay teases,Â â€œIâ€™ve been spending a lot of time with my dad and my sister, and in the studio.Â Iâ€™m just ready to release more dope music.â€Â
Nights ft. Emma Sameth is out on February 2, distribution byÂ EmpireÂ out of the USA (Kendrick Lamar, DRAM, BROCKHAMPTON, Anderson.Paak, A.CHAL, Rich Brian).
Hansaa and soso will be dropping future releases with MTNS in Australia and Foreign Air in North Carolina.
*Press release and pictures supplied.