Born in the age of the internet, 19-year-old Leo Bhanji creates music inspired by a passion for computer games. This technological rhythm is embedded into the grooves of his debut single “Heart of Gold”, bringing in the remedying vocals of fellow 237 collective member Donalee.
“Heart of Gold” is a soothing R&B melody that shimmers with the tropical tones of the West Coast. Dogs bark and wolves howl in the cracks of the single's sparse production. The experimental layering feels oddly nostalgic – the mechanical assembly reminiscent of a child discovering the medley of sounds on their electric keyboard.
“’Heart Of Gold' is loosely written on my part, just a riff on ‘perfect’ being fake,” Leo Bhanji explains. “Donalee came with a similar vibe of sin and temptation and used the phrase ‘desires of the skin’ so we both talked about the layers of a person.”
His rich DIY aesthetic is lavished with fellow London-based collaborator Donalee’s honeyed lyrical inflections, their voices melting effortlessly together like liquid gold.