Recently signing to Danger Mouse’s 30thCentury Records, Margate via London singer Thandii has released new single Another One. Rapidly becoming known as Shoreditch by The Sea, the Kent coastal town of Margate is becoming a Mecca for creatives economically exiled from London.
Another One sees Thandii’s spellbinding vocal floating over a soulful bass grove and sophisticated beats. With Funkadelic style Wah-Wah guitars soaring high, this delightful piece of psychedelic soul disco is both wistful and infectious.
Thandii said of the track:
“Another One is written for cruising or travelling, without a place to be.It’s a bit disco and a bit two-step. We were listening to a lot of downtempo late-70’s RnB and slow disco at the time. Things like Roy Ayers Ubiquity and an Idris Muhammed record called ‘Turn This Mutha Out’. Also a record called ‘Afro-Harping’ by Dorothy Ashby. I really loved how hypnotic those tempos can be and what it brought out of me lyrically. The song is about infatuation or addiction, particularly between people. I wanted to explore that moment when a person has succumb to the influence of another, and it has a powerful effect on them, but they’re completely unaware of it – or maybe they are aware of it but don’t want to accept it’s change on them. I’ve been caught off guard like that before.”
This esscence was picked up on by the video’s director Tom Dream. With a nod to Another One’s retro feel. This 33mm video combines a classic 70’s wardrobe with a lo-fi finish reverberates the track’s dazed and confused feel.
Another One is out now on 30thCentury Records.
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