Australian musician and producer Mikey Perry, better known as Paces, has dropped his collaboration with rising singer-songwriter Yorke. Recorded on the sunny Gold Coast, “Vertigo” combines pulsating percussion with catchy pop vocals.
On newest single, Aussie hitmaker uses Yorke’s signature vocal “hiccupping”. “Every producer always jokingly tells me to sample it”, says the 20-year-old singer, “so I thought I’d beat them to the punch and just mimicked myself doing it for the hook. I sent it to Paces and he pretty much finished the track on a plane ride home that day”.
Speaking about his latest release, Paces adds, “I was trying to play with the listener’s sense of intimacy, “because when it strips down to the single layer of vocals it feels like you’ve been moved from a busy show to a room where Yorke is singing to you alone”.
On his bright, energising dancefloor-fillers, dad and dog lover Paces effortlessly combines club and pop music. He’s known for his unforgettable live performances, which use spectacular visual effects and feature guest vocalists. Paces has in his portfolio collaborations with such promising artists as Tkay Maidza, Jess Kent, NYNE and Kučka.
The producer’s unique upbeat style quickly earned him praise from fans and critics. In 2016, after sharing his debut album Vacation, he became InTheMix’s Breakthrough Artist Of The Year. In addition, Perry’s duet with Aussie pop star Guy Sebastian on Triple J’s Like A Version is one of the programme’s most popular performances ever.
Listen to “Vertigo” here: