CLQQNG teams up with King Deco for ‘Over When I’m Sober’

San Diego producer CLQQNG has just released a new electro pop record by the name of ‘Over When I’m Sober,’ and it features talented newcomer King Deco on the vocals. Born and raised in the Middle Eastern country of Jordan, Deco‘s now based in America and has been focusing on her craft ever since moving there, teaching herself production and engineering skills, while collaborating with A-list talent, from Larzz Principato (Halsey’s ‘New Americana’) to Kinetics & One Love (B.o.B’s ‘Airplanes’ and Melanie Martinez’s ‘Dollhouse”’).

In ‘Over When I’m Sober’, CLQQNG seamlessly melds King Deco‘s catchy vocals to his bright, fluttering sound design. Over CLQQNG‘s bouncy, quirky layers of production, Deco sings about leaving a bad lover behind and embracing her new-found freedom wholeheartedly. “I know you were never good for me / because you never gave me what I need,’ she sings at one point, realising she deserves better from a partner.

The song’s video encapsulates this mood well, featuring a group of female skaters living, working, skating and chasing their dreams in Los Angeles. “A lot of my music has to do with the idea of breaking free and growing the courage to go against the grain when you need to,” Deco has said.

It also explores what it’s like to be a woman in number of different situations. I rarely write straight up love songs but when I do I like to approach it in a very fun, comedic, tongue-in-cheek kind of way.” This is evident in the direct and triumphant delivery of her closing line: “Cos it’s over when I’m sober, love.” Note the bite in her voice.

In further keeping with this ethos, prominent skaters Savannah Headden and Jen Soto, live their lives as they see fit, as seen in the song’s music video, working jobs and engaging in a sport which you wouldn’t typically associate with women.

‘Over When I’m Sober’ is definitely CLQQNG‘s most exciting release to date, and the accompanying video only adds to its already huge appeal. We’ve got our eyes locked on this one!

Photo: Big Beat Press

Words by CAMILLA PATINI

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