Sebastian Zieler (A.K.A ‘ticktock’) has just premiered his new single ‘A- A- A-‘ from his forthcoming EP ‘TCOLT EP’, which is due out on 16th March 2015 via The Big Oil Recording Company.
‘A- A- A-’ started off as what Zieler describes as a “botched attempt at making two-step” and immediately morphed into some sort of very slow, fragmented and morose afro-beat, with the syncopated beats and languid basslines serving as a skeleton for an intensely direct and beautiful song, far from the dark, skittish ambience of its original point of reference.
The track is laced with beguiling melodies drenched in melancholy, and gripping vocals which are both exciting and fascinating, and yet drenched in scepticism – just listen to the way Zieler bounces around “I’m out of love, so what will you want from me next time”. It’s hypnotic, torpid and most importantly it’s definitely worth your time.
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