So often we find our favorite new music from shows or events, through mixes and podcasts, radio play, etc. A lot of music, however, doesn’t so easily fit into those types of settings and are made to feel something… feel anything.
Such is the case with the new single from SIPPY and Dani King, released last week on Alison Wonderland’s FMU Records, “Feel Anything.” If you had to put it in a box, you would probably call it dubstep — however, it’s not like the synth/bass-heavy, loud, screeching sounds that have been made popular the past couple years. The bass is deep and emotional, the production is minimal, and incredibly vocal-heavy. It’s the sort of dubstep that you won’t likely headbang to (I mean, you could try), but it still sends shivers down your spine.
If anything, just listening to the drums, you might even call it trip hop, bearing some similarities to Massive Attack’s early work.
On the production process and working with SIPPY, King says, “I wrote this topline around the prompt “I can’t feel anything” and I wanted to create a descriptive, almost visual experience with the lyrics. Sippy heard the topline and fell in love with it, so much so that we ended up using the demo vocals in the final track. It was a dream to collaborate with Sippy because she’s so talented, and I am grateful the opportunity came on such a unique vocal.”
For the fourth release on the recently minted label, Alison said, “I’ve been a fan of fellow Australian artist Sippy for a while now, I got sent some demos from her and really liked this one with Dani King. Excited to get some other girls on the label too.”