LA based producer / DJ Soul Bandit has returned with her striking new single, “The One”, just in time for Halloween. It's been a while since we have heard from this alternative music maker but Halloween seems to be the perfect time for her return as she works her dark style into another interesting song. The track stands out but still builds nicely as it breathes through its bass driven production and ethereal vocal overtones. Laced throughout are off-the-wall hand drums that really give the deeper tones a sense of buoyancy. Although there are no formal lyrics, it feels almost irresistible to sing along. Soul Bandit had to say this about her second annual Halloween release.
"Unlike the journey through death and the afterlife that I took people through with the EP “Alone in Life, Together in Death” that I released last Halloween, this year I wanted to do something completely different and totally nonsensical. Funny enough, there actually aren’t even any official lyrics for this song, just sounds. I feel like it's human nature to want to know the meaning behind everything to give us a sense of connectivity or something to identify with. But the fact is, we’ll never have all of the answer because some things can’t be explain, and we should be okay with that."
While we have become familiar with the somewhat off the wall sound and style of Soul bandit's music, it's her very real approach and her personal philosophy that reminds us that there are still people out there making music from feelings and emotions and not just sample packs and generic melodies. Sometimes it’s better to let the world take you rather than fighting it and that's exactly what this song does for me. Just as singing along to a song with no lyrics is almost freeing.
There is no shortage of creativity in Soul Bandit's arsenal. As she navigates her different feelings, views and emotions through the variety of her tracks, we continue to discover new things to hold on to and appreciate. The real and vulnerable approach to her music is refreshing and we are excited to see where she will take us as she has confirmed at least 8 new songs for 2019.