In recent years, Denver’s VOLO AKA Oliver Brusca has become renowned for his triumphant blend of world instruments, ethereal soundscapes, and driving synths. The already critically revered and gifted young producer recently joined forces with talented UK based vocalist Elle Chante for their new single “Hold Me Down.” The convergence of their unique talents eloquently fuses together texturized layers of orchestral sound, future bass, house, and trip-hop, taking listeners on a musical journey through the dreamy soundscapes of synesthetic euphoria.
The forward-thinking sound of “Hold Me Down” is simultaneously both funky and dynamic while placing Elle Chante’s ethereal vocals as the focal point. The hypnotic rhythms and electronic flavors continue to build the song until it fully drops with the first chorus. An instant classic, the track combines contemporary electronic sound with soulful, smooth, summer sound. “Hold Me Down” is the perfect song for this season. Winter is ending, spring is coming, and “Hold Me Down” will lead us into the blissful days to come.
Vocalist Elle Chante had this to say in reference to the collaboration, “When VOLO sent me the track, I was really moved by the mysticism and ambiance of the track. I felt that what the music meant to me and came out with lyrics that expressed being small and part of something bigger than you but having meaning to share with others. Often times the biggest ideas can be the hardest to break through, and people may try to stop or harsh you, but it’s worth it when you finally get to express what is true to you.”
“Hold Me Down” will be officially released tomorrow on independent record label Future Archive Recordings along with a remix by indie electronic favorite Little People, providing two unique perspectives of the track.