UNO Stereo taps Amindi for a modern day love song ‘TEXT’
Breakout Melbourne producer UNO Stereo has teamed up with rising alt-R&B star Amindi on their new single ‘TEXT’. This groove infused tune is a breeze of fresh air exploring that modern-day unrequited love we’ve all felt at one point when someone won’t text you back. Pulling on our heartstrings this single will have you missing that special someone that was never yours to begin with.
Inspired by classic records from Pete Rock & CL Smooth, A Tribe Called Quest, and Guru’s Jazzamataz series, this smooth R&B track slows down the tempo incorporating layers of classic jazz, hip-hop, and electronica with lyrics that nostalgically makes us all wonder, where was my text back?
Amindi‘s stunning vocals and lyricism are a soothing addition to this addictive tune as the artist pleas, “I won’t say I miss you, even though it’s facts / Cuz I got all these issues, and you won’t text me back.” Paired with UNO‘s skilful melding of atmospheric beats and rhythms, this track is the modern-day love anthem we never knew we needed.
Talking about the single UNO said,“‘TEXT’ was literally the first beat I played Amindi in our first session, (and) we both kinda agreed the beat felt like walking around Paris at night. Her natural instinct was to write melodies that interweaved between the beat, rather than sit directly on each bar, which attributed to the song’s overall jazzy-ness even more.”
The beat and jazz aspects in the song are very transportive, placing you in a foreign city wandering the streets alone at night. Both artists are spot on with this track, it definitely does feel like heartbreak in the city of love, Paris. Also being released alongside a video with animations by Chris Yee, the clip shows Amindi slipping into deep desperation as she waits for a text back from her lover.
Both wholesome and hard-hitting in all the right places, this new love song by UNO Stereo reinforces the producer’s skill with beats and sounds whilst also showcasing Amindi‘s heart-melting vocals. Let’s hope there’s more from both artists on the horizon.
Words by CLAUDIA FALLON
Cover art: Supplied