It’s not so, uncommon these days to discover an emerging production-based project who seemingly play their cards tightly to their chest, by choosing not to reveal their identities. While some bands may go the full-mile, remaining completely, enigmatic, it’s interesting to see Hylls are doing things in a slightly different vein. At the centre of attention is a singer who will be recognisable as she is synonymous, within EDM circles, best known for her sultry vocals on ii0’s global club hit song “Rapture” singer-songwriter, Nadia Ali went on to become the voice on a string of chart-topping hits. After many years touring she’s taken a step back to explore new tempos and sounds, doing so in collaboration with a GRAMMY-nominated team of anonymous musicians who have come together as Hylls. Since the beginning of 2018, the project has embarked on a year-long mission to release a new track every month, and EQ has the honour of premiering April’s offering, the fourth track to date “Wait For Me“.
You’ll be quick to notice the soothing, gentleness of this track is quite unlike anything you have heard before from Nadia The slow-burning melody is beautifully spellbinding in its lush, movement of lo-fi rippling sonics allowing Nadia’s sweet, clear, vocals to emerge through the slow, purposeful, rising groove. This combination of understated electronics and sublime vocals have made the most perfectly formed soundtrack for Nadia to really, bring forward a lot more emotion into the song.
Speaking about the track, Nadia says, “Wait For Me” was inspired by the story of a friend who was in a difficult situation. The song is about asking someone you know you could have an amazing future with to stick around while you take the time to get out of the relationship you’re currently in. It’s about that struggle of weighing out your options about who you should be with, and trying to be considerate to both ends.”
Although, we loved Nadia Ali’s big danceable hits from back in the day. She bares her soul & brings all emotions to the forefront with Hylls, enabling the sultry sound and cinematic textures favoured by the project to make electronic tinged music with a human, beating heart.