Hermitude Shares “Janela (feat. Kimbra)” From ‘Pollyanarchy (Deluxe)’ (Out November 13 Via Nettwerk Records)
October 9, 2020 BY Nettwerk
Offering a reprieve from the recent string of dancefloor bangers, “Janela (feat. Kimbra)” is reflective of the range in production we’ve come to know and love from Hermitude. Aficionados of collaboration, the Australian duo of El Gusto and Luke Dubs have teamed up with pop/R&B mainstay Kimbra to deliver a stripped back electronic cut infused with jazz, soul, and R&B. “Janela (feat. Kimbra)” is out today (October 9) via Elefant Traks/Nettwerk Records and will appear on Pollyanarchy (Deluxe), a reissue of their 2019 album due out November 13.
“‘Janela’ is a tune we had written at our studio in Sydney but could never find the right vocalist. It wasn’t until we went to Brooklyn, New York last year to take part in an APRA writing camp that ‘Janela’ came into its own, thanks to the prowess of Kimbra,” says Hermitude. “We played her the beat and she instantly gelled with it, humming melodies along with it straight away. It was quite a personal song for her and we could tell by the emotion she was putting into the microphone. We felt like we got something really special that day.”
Look for Pollyanarchy (Deluxe) to feature unreleased tracks with Drew Love (They), Kameron Alexander and the recent single “Spotlight (feat. Daniel Bedingfield).” Upon its release last year, Pollyanarchy soared to #6 on the ARIA charts and featured as triple j’s album of the week seeing the duo bring together festival-worthy collaborations including Buddy & BJ The Chicago Kid, Vic Mensa, Bibi Bourelly, Electric Fields and Haiku Hands. Arriving as a limited edition four-track vinyl, Pollyanarchy (Deluxe) is available to pre order today.
“Janela (feat. Kimbra)” is available at stores, click here: https://elefant.lnk.to/JANELA. To preorder “Pollyanarchy (Deluxe), click here: https://elefant.lnk.to/HermPOLLYANARCHYdeluxe.
Hermitude’s latest album is a reflection on finding clarity in the chaos. Pollyanarchy is a record of the time spent to meticulously sculpt, experiment, and create a piece of work that skillfully blends a diverse assemblage of features like Vic Mensa, BJ The Chicago Kid, Buddy, Bibi Bourelly, Haiku Hands, Hoodlem, Wes Period, Soaky Sirens, Vory, and Electric Fields. In and amongst the eleven tracks, Hermitude yet again produced a future-facing album of coherence and variety that showcases a wide range of influences, from late-night R&B to deep pitched basslines and trap-inflected hooks. The list of collaborations notes the distance in which their music has taken them, bending genres and bridging the gap between electronic music and hip-hop. Pollyanarchy follows Nettwerk Records debut album Dark Night Sweet Light, which landed at #1 on Australia’s ARIA charts, and Top 10 on Billboard’s electronic charts. Standout track “The Buzz” was prominently featured in the Samsung commercial for their new smartwatch Samsung Gear S2, catapulting the track to 82 million streams on Spotify. Festival appearances include Lollapalooza, Governor’s Ball, SXSW, Lightning In A Bottle, HARD Summer, Life Is Beautiful, Osheaga, Summer Camp, and critic support from i-D, SPIN, Vogue, Billboard, YourEDM, Complex, High Snobiety, Hypebeast, Beats 1, Entertainment Weekly, MixMag, DJ Mag, Clash and more.