Offering a reprieve from the recent string of dancefloor bangers, “Janela (feat. Kimbra)” is reflective of the range in production we’ve come to know and love from Hermitude. Aficionados of collaboration, the Australian duo of El Gusto and Luke Dubs have teamed up with pop/R&B mainstay Kimbra to deliver a stripped back electronic cut infused with jazz, soul and R&B. “Janela (feat. Kimbra)” premiered yesterday in FLOOD Magazine and is out wide today (October 9) via Elefant Traks/Nettwerk Records and will appear on Pollyanarchy (Deluxe), a reissue of their 2019 album due out November 13.
Listen to “Janela” featuring Kimbra now here: https://elefant.lnk.to/JANELA
“‘Janela’ is a tune we had written at our studio in Sydney but could never find the right vocalist. It wasn’t until we went to Brooklyn, New York last year to take part in an APRA writing camp that ‘Janela’ came into its own, thanks to the prowess of Kimbra,” says Hermitude. “We played her the beat and she instantly gelled with it, humming melodies along with it straight away. It was quite a personal song for her and we could tell by the emotion she was putting into the microphone. We felt like we got something really special that day.”
Look for Pollyanarchy (Deluxe) to feature unreleased tracks with Drew Love (They), Kameron Alexander and recent single “Spotlight” featuring Daniel Bedingfield. Upon its release last year, Pollyanarchy soared to #6 on the ARIA charts and featured as triple j’s album of the week seeing the duo bring together festival-worthy collaborations including Buddy & BJ The Chicago Kid, Vic Mensa, Bibi Bourelly, Electric Fields and Haiku Hands. Arriving as a limited edition four-track vinyl, Pollyanarchy (Deluxe) is available to pre order today here.