Signing exclusively with a record label even before a first release doesn’t happen often, but SAY SAY aren’t your ordinary duo. Fresh from committing their future to Armada Music, the pair are celebrating this notable career milestone with the release of their debut single ‘Stories’ (feat. ÁSDÍS), showing exactly why they’re widely expected to be making waves from here on out.
Formed by German producers AY AY and Seizo, SAY SAY bring the heat right away with their first-ever release as a duo poised to make their mark on the electronic music scene. A deep dive into the Deep House realm that provides the perfect backdrop to ÁSDÍS’ impressive vocal lines, ‘Stories’ is the kind of record that’ll have listeners hooked from the very first beat.
SAY SAY: “’Stories’ actually started out as a remix idea. We got into the studio together and worked out the song to the point where only the vocals were missing. Fast-forward a bit and we found ourselves in a session with ÁSDÍS, who sent a song of hers for us to work on. It was a true light-bulb moment there and then. We added the acapella to the instrumental of ‘Stories’ and it just clicked. That’s how our brand-new single came to be, and we’re super stoked for this song to be at the forefront of our new three-year musical endeavor alongside Armada Music.”
The official music video of ‘Stories’, which will be launched tomorrow at 5PM CET on Armada Music’s Youtube channel, shows that art style, visuals and atmosphere play an important role in the duo’s visual appearance and the audio-visual appeal of their sound. Their visual identity draws heavily from animes from the ‘90s, which makes a whole lot of sense considering AY AY’s love for anime and Seizo’s Japanese roots.
Both AY AY and Seizo have had considerable success as solo artists before they decided to conquer the dance music world together. Diamond-certified artist AY AY, whose work includes tracks with and for the likes of Felix Jaehn, Lena and Galantis, was awarded multiple gold for his first release as a writen and producer, selling one million copies. Seizo in turn released regularly on Armada Music’s The Bearded Man label between 2016 and 2018, and was drafted in to remix big singles from respectively Lost Frequencies and Kye Sones whilst gracing Europe’s biggest clubs and events (e.g. Coco Beach in Italy, Papaya Club in Croatia, and Bootshaus, Parookaville and Airbeat in Germany).