PC Music protege Namasenda is back with an innovative twin release of new single “Dare”, as she helps us traverse the sweet spot of her future-pop sound with both “AM” and “PM” mixes.
Produced by label head A. G. Cook, “Dare” is a striking comeback by the Swedish native. This is not to say that any impact is filtered away with the daylight interpretation of the track however; “Dare (AM)” is anchored by chunky bass notes and sparse beats that, whilst summoning a more chilled atmosphere thanks to its glittering synth work, would by no means be lost in the club.
Flip the coin however and “Dare (PM)” takes all that you love about “Dare (AM)” and cranks it up to eleven. Pitching Namasenda’s vocals higher and dialling up the BMP imbues the mix with an immediate urgency as it navigates skittish drum and bass rhythms and throbbing electronics amidst its faraway chimes. Climaxing with brightly euphoric keys, it leaves listeners longing for the liberation of a sticky nightclub spent throwing shapes til dawn.
“It’s like the mood I go through over 24 hours,” comments Namasenda of the polarising mixes. “I wake up feeling sad and sentimental, then as the day goes on I feel more and more like a bad bitch. Then I go to bed and the cycle repeats”.
Despite its buoyant and catchy tone, “Dare” talks of a more delicate sentiment. “It’s about how we complicate things in life that aren’t complicated, because we’re afraid to say what we really feel,” she explains. “It’s a major love song but more than anything it’s a note to myself. Hopefully someone else can relate.”