Award-winning Australian duo Hermitude share their brand new single ‘Janela’ featuring New Zealand artist Kimbra.
Offering a reprieve from the recent string of dancefloor bangers, ‘Janela’ is reflective of the range in production we’ve come to know and love from Hermitude. The aficionados of collaboration, the duo have teamed up with pop, R&B mainstay Kimbra to deliver a stripped back electronic cut infused with jazz, soul and R&B.
“Janela is a tune we had written at our studio in Sydney, but could never find the right vocalist. It wasn’t until we went to Brooklyn New York last year to take part in an APRA writing camp that Janela came into its own, thanks to the prowess of Kimbra,” says Hermitude. “We played her the beat and she instantly gelled with it, humming melodies along with it straight away. It was quite a personal song for her and we could tell by the emotion she was putting into the microphone. We felt like we got something really special that day”.
The duo’s latest offering comes with news of a deluxe reissue of Hermitude’s 2019 record Pollyanarchy, set for release on 13th November, featuring unreleased tracks with Drew Love (They) and Kameron Alexander and recent single ‘Spotlight’ featuring Daniel Bedingfield, which gained radio support from BBC Radio 1’s Party Anthems. Pollyanarchy soared to #6 on the ARIA charts and featured as triple j’s album of the week seeing the duo bring together festival-worthy collaborations including Buddy & BJ The Chicago Kid, Vic Mensa, Bibi Bourelly, Electric Fields and Haiku Hands. Arriving as a limited edition 4 track vinyl, Pollyanarchy deluxe is available to pre-order today.