Laced with their synth-focused electronica sound, UHURU’s new track follows the June release of ‘Thirsty’ which was later labelled BBC Introducing Solent’s ‘Record of the Week’, and features the irresistible vocals of the duo’s very own Connor Daniel.
“My path into music started when I was trying to produce really experimental, underground, future bass hip hop stuff,” laughs Connor.“But from there I discovered that you can mix all of that into pop music, which is more what we’re pushing towards now.”
“After ‘Thirsty’, I wanted to create another single with the same energy but to make it a track you can really move to. I had already produced most of the instrumental of ‘Riddle‘ before the actual concept of the song came to me – but as soon as I’d written the hook, the rest of the song flowed naturally. ‘Riddle‘ is about not understanding what the other person wants, and their behaviour makes no sense to you so you’re constantly asking yourself ‘if it’s real’ – because you really want it to be.”
Made up of Connor Daniel and Robert Jones, who met at college in Southampton and then pursued their musical studies at Guildford’s ACM,UHURUsoon followed in the footsteps of previous ACM alumni, including Ed Sheeran, as they made their first steps into the industry, influenced by the sounds of childhood heroes like Nile Rogers.
A pair whose sound knows no boundaries – even their name means “freedom” in Swahili – multi instrumentalistRobert and producer / singer songwriterConnor fuse elements of dance and electronica, with ‘Riddle’ utilising Connor’s vocals to create a rich and vibrant pop track.
Currently working on tracks for their forthcoming EP, the UHURUduo are rapidly evolving, with previous release ‘Suffocate’ showcasing their neon-tinged synthpop and global beats in a way reminiscent of breakout acts such as Bondax and Mura Masa.
With ideas flowing so fast, it’s not surprising Robert and Connor are eager to takeUHURU out on the road and test their songs on live audiences, not least during a busy summer festival season. But for UHURU, the message is clear. Here are a duo who are on a mission to liberate your mind, body and soul.