Kota Banks drops another brilliant pop gem in Zoom
Produced by Swick, Zoom also comes with a pair of east-coast NLV Records parties this April.
One of last year's most surprising hits came from the hands of Kota Banks, a Sydney-based singer-songwriter who joined forces with the always-boundary-pushing NLV Records for Holiday. Holiday bridged that vast gap between experimental club and pop music, with Swick's bubbly production bouncing around underneath Kota Banks' catchy vocal which had this enjoyable and relaxed delivery to it. It's a track we found ourselves rinsing over the summer, which is why we're stoked to welcome the arrival of Zoom – another brilliant single from the musician.
Like Holiday before it, Zoom is oozing with this laid-back dance-pop vibe, combining a stabbing production by NLV Records production king Swick with Kota Banks' saccharine vocal melodies to create something a touch more adventurous than much of current day's radio-pop. "Zoom was inspired by two things: a thrilling late night rendezvous last winter, and afro-beats music," Kota Banks says of the song, acknowledging that slight afro-beat tinge that is hinted at beneath the stabbing crystalline production and her breezy vocal. "I loved the idea of throwing a colourful, detailed lyric across a sultry beat because storytelling has always been so important to me, and dancing is something I love at the moment. With this song I got the best of both worlds. I wanted the song to sound like secrecy and adventure and euphoria and late nights. I hope it triggers memories and the prospect of thrill and adventure for people listening."
The single arrives with a pair of east-coast NLV Records parties, which will see Kota Banks and Nina Las Vegas play together in Sydney and Melbourne alongside fellow NLV Records forward-thinkers Swick, Lewis Cancut and Strict Face. Click on the poster below for tickets.
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