Underground music pioneer MJ Cole presents to us his latest offering “Waking Up” featuring the vocal talents of emerging star Freya Ridings. It serves as a more than welcome follow-up to the massive success of “Soak It Up” with Kojey Radical and the first single of a new EP to come.
Premiering via Annie Mac on BBC Radio 1, this haunting and beguiling track sees MJ Cole team up with such a fresh vocalist like Freya – considered by many as a hotly tipped artists for 2019. It’s a slight departure from MJ’s ususl sonics as he trades upbeat house grooves for dark, brooding production which swell with orchestral grandeur in parts thanks to the piano and strings accompaniment.
Speaking on the track MJ says:
“Freya is one in a million. She has a unique presence and aura which both come through in her music…We set out to build the track with the waking up idea in mind – starting off with a haunting piano figure and then crescendoing towards the peak at the end of the second chorus. We’re both beyond excited to release this to the world.”