I love when local artists join forces and fantastic music comes out of that process. This is exactly what happened when Jimmy Nevis and Opposite The Other joined forces at the Coke Studios as they wrote and recorded their new collaboration ‘Control-Alt-Delete’. Jimmy has been making waves in the local music space for a few years now while Opposite The Other broke out earlier this year with their incredible single ‘Stutter Love’ and the two have made magic as they fuse their talents on the new single.
Although the two may play in different genres, they found a perfect playing ground for this collaboration. The production is very simple but proves that simplicity is often very effective. I love the subtle hints of jazz and how the production doesn’t overshadow the artists’ vocals. It’s refreshing to see just how clean the vocals are from both acts. Their voices complement each other perfect and it makes for very easy listening. Another strongpoint is the lyrical content of the song. It’s cleverly written and catchy which makes it the perfect pop track.
“We wrote the song from a melancholic space of a person wanting to forget the past but facing the reality that what has already been done can never be fully forgotten,” Opposite The Other’s Sam Burger reveals. “There’s certain things that happen in life that are incredibly difficult to come to terms with, but the reality is that we have to choose to face them in order to genuinely deal with whatever it is that has happened.” Jimmy adds that “The song is a blend of genres but the overall sound brings a new, fresh spin to alternative pop. It’s a mix of live instrumentation and grungy studio production.”
Sam also reveals that working with Jimmy was an incredible experience. “A Collaboration is often a tricky process to navigate as putting two artists together to create a piece of art via multiple creative visions is often complicated, but working with Jimmy was as simple and natural as it gets,” he tells me. “We wrote and recorded the song in only two days with the incredible Denholm Harding who produced the track. It’s cool to say that after working together on this song, which can often be a stressful and conflicting process, we have all ended up being really good friends which is a really a special thing to be able to say.” The Jimmy Nevis and Opposite The Other Coke Studio episode airs in September but the track is now playing on major radio stations around the country.
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