SOMNA & HALIENE – “SECRET”

Somna has a secret. Literally. Released today, the latest from the AVA A&R man pairs him for the first time with songstress HALIENE. Now one of the foremost voices of the EDM generation, with ‘Secret’ comes a record that brilliantly connects the dots between their two musical worlds.

On ‘Secret’, HALIENE (whose previous work includes team-ups with Seven Lions, Illenium, Slander, ATB, Ferry Corsten, Blasterjaxx and Aly & Fila) walks a dazzlingly fine lyrical/vocal line. The LA-based singer’s introspectively from-within song drops an emotional depth charge, which she brings vividly to life through her now instantly recognisable voice. 

Through his production Somna tracks her tone instinctively, boxing clever with hints and tints that channel a number of electronic music styles. In its formative stages the Canadian nods at progressive, while his synth and plucked string work deliver the midsection its lift. He adds elegant pianoforte pathos to his chord & pad enriched break, holding back just enough to pull off a crowd-flaming, tech-fired closing third. ‘Secret’ is available to stream or buy here (https://ava.choons.at/secret) from March 15.
 
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Erik Lake

All this machinery making modern music can still be open hearted.