Brooklyn-based electronic artist Conrad Clifton is back with a new single “Neva Seen (A Broken Heart).” Channeling strong J Dilla and Kaytranada vibes on this record, he bridges funky, soulful production, jazzy flourishes and quick vocal samples that flutter the top as a keytar takes the listener over the top.
He heads back to his roots with this record to bring things down to some soulful house and away from sample-based rap production. The song switches up about halfway through for a little break and then gets back into the smooth synth work once again as you glide to the finish.
The song came together after Clifton used his sampling background and worked a beat around a vocal he found.
“I found a public domain sample and had nooo idea what to do with it, until I chopped it into a hundred pieces. The “never seen a” clip is from a completely different part of the song from “broken heart,” but I knew once I put them together, it would be the theme I could build everything else around,” the Brooklyn producer explains. “I wanted to go for this feel of, like “f**k a broken heart, I’m still living my best life.” Some music is cool that way, it helps you get past negativity.”
The single will be released tomorrow, March 22 via Infinity Pool Recordings. Pre-save "Neva Seen (A Broken Heart)" here.
Keep an eye out for a big project coming soon from Clifton, though we have to stay silent on what that may be…..