Australian newcomers Variations of Light make a soulful melodic debut “Petty Love” featuring Melanie Rutherford, a Grammy nominated singer/songwriter from Detroit who has collaborated with artists such as Method Man & Redman, Pharoahe Monch, Black Milk, Kem and Royce Da 5’9.
The single is super smooth, with luscious vocals accompanied by timeless beats, “Petty Love” reminds us that any kind of love can make a powerful impact. The single touches on the modern-day love story and how social media has affected our perception of relationships.
Accompanying the single is an animated video, created by Zona Mind and storyboarded alongside Variations of Light’s vocalist, Nelson Dialect. It was inspired by the nostalgia of VHS hand-drawn cartoons, as well as psychedelic videos of the 70’s.
Variations of Light comprises of producer/multi-instrumentalist Alnitak Kid, vocalist Nelson Dialect , and keyboardist Nate88. Their collaborative substance is a blend of sample-based production and live compositions which together form a Hip Hop and neo soul influenced soundscape.
The trio hail from Adelaide in Australia and the single if off their upcoming album Lunar Beautific slated for release in April. The album is an ode to the moon and night, which was when most of its’ compositions were created. It is about keeping a positive mind frame and trusting your inner voice, whether it is in respect to artistic pursuits, relationships, business or otherwise. If “Petty Love” is anything to go by, the trio will be our pick of the ones to watch this year.