UK-based producer Martin Badder drops soothing new track “ Lover Boy,” with vocals from rising singer-songwriter Shania. Intelligent song writing meets intricate instrumentals on the track which brings a chopped-up breakbeat drum pattern together with a delicate but rich chord progression. The synth-tinged offering sits snuggly between indie and electronica as Shania’s soft, melodic vocals pulls listeners into a world of comforting music that lilts with tasteful romanticism.
The quickly rising artist who has begun to establish himself with his signature house music style, reinvents his artistry in this latest outing that sees him expand his versatility. Feel-good and calming, the track is a follow-up to “Ur Type,” the duo’s first collaboration from last year.
Where the previous release about the agonising tale of lost love exuded sultry vibes wrapped in booming deep house soundscapes, Badder and Shania have flipped the narrative on the soulful “Lover Boy,” which shapes into a gentle yet lush production elevated by the subtlety of Shania’s raspy, hypnotic vocals.
Having exploded onto the scene, releasing music on some of the UK’s top labels including Strictly Rhythm, Armada Music, Spinning' Deep, Another Rhythm and Circus Recordings, Badder’s biggest strength is his expansive capabilities in house music, complemented by a natural talent for creating unique sonic worlds for people to escape into.
Armed with authenticity and simplicity both in his musicality and storytelling, Badder allows himself to experiment, building the world of “Lover Boy,” on a foundation of earworm, indie-pop instrumentals and supported by Shania’s raw talent. With this track, he establishes himself as one of the most exciting producers in the UK.