Riots (ft. Andjela)

In summer 2018 I’ve met a soprano singer at a barbecue party. We got in touch and wanted to collaborate on some music. So I started composing a chord progression that I really liked. I liked it so much that I just started producing on top of it, just developing the idea further and further. Then, I ended up with an instrumental, which wasn’t fit for a soprano singer anymore. I didn’t just scrap the project, but I approached Andjela and asked her if she would like to sing on it.

When working with Andjela, you can really tell that she has been singing for a long time. She takes feedback so well and improves by every take. Recording and layering the choir for 'Riots’ was a lot of fun, but at times we were also completely stuck and overthinking the entire song. At the end, I think we are both very proud of how the song turned out.

When producing 'Riots' I wanted to create a lot of contrast throughout. The super melodic verse is completely different to the loud piercing drop. Getting the transitions right between these parts was quite tricky, but I think it worked out in the end. :)

Lyrics

Riots deep within my bones
Forming, bursting, burning out
I’m drowning through the dark unknowns
Feeding lust with inner doubt

You don’t feel me anymore
You don’t feel me anymore

Depending on your approval
Depending on the look in your eyes
But you never held me down

Riots deep within my bones
Forming, bursting, burning out
I’m drowning through the dark unknown
Feeding lust with inner doubt

Depending on your approval
Depending on the look in your eyes
But you never held me down

You don’t feel me anymore
You don’t feel me anymore

Credits

Composition & Production: That Nick
Vocals: Andjela
Mixing: That Nick & MSMastering
Mastering: MSMastering
Cover Art: Ashton Hinton