Finnish singer Sara Sayed and UK producer xxxy have collaborated on a bewitching new track.
Both artists participated in last year’s Red Bull Music Academy summit in Madrid, which is presumably where this piece originated from. Over a brittle piano figure, Sayed’s multi-tracked vocals repeat a cyclical vocal phrase. xxxy’s music is normally club-ready, but his contributions here are unusually restrained: delicate clicks, judicious vocal distortion, the distant shudder of a baseline. In the track’s final moments, these elements fall away, leaving Sayed’s voice floating in orbit. All in all, it’s a graceful meeting of minds.