Willo links with singer-songwriter niina for ‘i’ve got a bf (best friend)’ on Future Classic

“‘i’ve got a bf (best friend)’ came together quickly after I rediscovered a bunch of NZ reggae/roots tunes that I grew up on. I was inspired to create something that captured the same dub essence with some nostalgic sax. I could instantly hear its potential for a fun vocal overtop and knew niina would be perfect for it.” – Willo

“When Willo first sent over the instrumental to this it instantly clicked. I loved the coolness and playfulness of the track. I just wandered around my room singing the melody and the lyrics seemed to come naturally with the personality of the track.” – niina

Willo & niina’s infectious ‘i’ve got a bf (best friend)’ is a unique track featuring timeless and powerful jungle grooves. The sun-soaked synths bring warmth while its perfectly treated vocal channels classy future soul, ending up into a quality mix of old-school style and new-school thinking destined to become a summer anthem.

Willo explores the dualities of deep and moody yet uplifting and emotionally driven electronic music. She is drawn to the idea of eclecticism and makes and plays a blend of house, breaks and tech, all with her own signature atmospheres. She is a rising force in the Australian underground who has played at big festivals like Splendour In The GrassBeyond The Valley and Lost Paradise. Her collaborator here is creative director, DJ and producer niina, an artist who centres a female-led message of confidence, making music with irresistible pop sensibilities and rushes of spontaneous euphoria that never fail to light up the club.

Willo & niina’s’ ‘i’ve got a bf (best friend)’ drops via Future Classic on 7th July 2023.


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