Writing by Rose Sejean
Here it is!
We are thrilled to introduce, Stay the brand new single from Melbourne electronic duo, SAATSUMA (Memphis Kelly and Cesar Rodrigues).
The track comes hot off the release of their previous track, Isolate and further solidifies our suspicion that SAATSUMA are no fluke; this lot are consistently proving that they are worthy of the praise that surrounds them.
Stay explores the “irrationality of desire and the process of losing yourself in a fight to obtain the unattainable,” says the duo,
“I don’t want you to go / but you won’t stay with me”
The intentions are flawlessly communicated through the heaviness of the bass-propelled track, contrasted by Memphis Kelly’s weightless vocal line, which seems to simultaneously convey both a dreaminess and a pain-staking exhaustion.
Stay was mixed by Dream Kit (Declan Kelly) and mastered by Lachlan Carrick and is the second single from SAATSUMA’s debut album, to be released later in 2017.
You can catch SAATSUMA on July 7 at their all-ages official launch show, presented by The Push New Slang, as well as an exclusive first listen of the debut album at their special curated event at Spurs Gallery on July 9 (featuring art by Ajay Jennings).
Be one of the first to hear Stay and stay tuned for the official video clip, coming soon!
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July 7 – The Push New Slang @ The Channel Arts Centre, Melbourne
July 9 – SAATSUMA Showcase @ Spurs Gallery, Brunswick