New track "What You Saying?" is a chaotic collision of vibrant melodies, much like a firework display.
Splashed with R&B tones from TĀLĀ's soulful and sultry vocals, Vandal adds a youthful edge to the track by distorting the track name on occasion to break up the serious context of finding out where you stand with a love interest.
Vandal has a faultless habit of providing picturesque beats that are near paradisic, and "What You Saying?" is oozing with sandy shores, coconut-filled palm trees and synths that sound like muffled steel drums.
We had a bit of time to catch up with the Dutch beatsmith. Read our Q+A below new track "What You Saying?"
BEST FIT: How did the collaboration with TĀLĀ come about?
Jarreau Vandal: "We had [a] studio session planned in by mgmt. I knew TĀLĀ from a long time ago when I didn't make music full time yet. I saw her at PITCH Festival in Amsterdam."
BEST FIT: What inspired you to write "What You Saying?"
Vandal: "The song is about that sudden "sexual" interest and flirting you get from people right after you break up, as if they know that you're single. it came about from a conversation we had before we started working."
BEST FIT: How did the Anthology mixtape come about?
Vandal: "Anthology exists of songs I made in the past two years really. the project is very diverse. Conceptually I didn't think about a project when I made the songs that are on the project. The concept of a Anthology came after i put all these songs together. It shows my versatility as a producer and it kind of gives away a glimpse of my musical identity."
BEST FIT: What is the biggest learning curve or obstacle you had to overcome during the mixtape process?
Vandal: "In the past two years i've done a lot of shows, a lot of travelling, and producing. it has been crazy. I learned a lot and dealt with stuff (i believe) any upcoming artist deals with. That's self-doubt, comparing yourself to other people, being broke, all of a sudden earning more money (lol), just the stuff that crosses your path as an upcoming artist. I learned to trust my gut feeling and don't worry [about] what people have to say about anything."
BEST FIT: What is the best piece of advice you've been given/or overheard?
Vandal: "Allow to let go of pride and allow people to help you. You can't do everything by yourself. However, i learned to be careful of who i let close to me. not everyone is in it for the love..."
BEST FIT: What hobbies do you have outside of music - if none what kind of hobbies would you like to try and why?
Vandal: "Painting (graffiti), cooking, watching documentaries or stupid youtube compilations, hanging out and drinking with my friends."
BEST FIT: What are you most looking forward to for the rest of 2018?
Vandal: "Doing my first ever live tour with my band and crushing venues."