With past releases ‘Oscar’ and ‘Things You Do, Pt.2’ rounding out an impressive 2018, Sydney producer ARONA MANE changes things up with a unique blend of R&B-Dance on his new single ‘TELL ME’, featuring the captivating vocals of Melbourne singer/songwriter Maribelle.
‘TELL ME’ was one of those songs that involved a lot of trial and error in the initial writing stages, with ARONA MANE spending several hours locked away in the studio to find that creative element to set the core of the track alight before landing on the sampled vocal effect.
“The idea for ‘TELL ME’ formed from late night sample & crate digging the bedroom lab, keeping an ear out for anything that gave me ‘the light bulb moment’ or an idea that would help inspire me to create – in this case a ‘chopped female vocal acapella’. This was all I needed to begin creating the bones of the production. A quick ‘drag & drop’ into the Ableton sampler and I immediately began building the body of work around it. As a producer when I complete any musical composition I would either appreciate it as it stands or sit back & think ‘This would sound tasty with a so & so top line or vocalist’. I had worked with Maribelle in the past and I’m a fan of her work and knew her tone would be a proper fit for this. I sent her my idea; she recorded her idea I loved it & boom we had a vibe.”
Beginning with a half time tempo that accentuates the R&B influence, we see ARONA MANE inject an upbeat nature instantly via the smoothness in the charismatic bass lines and the grooving drums that results in an impressive foundation for Maribelle to captivate atop of.
On the lyrics Maribelle explain; “Tell Me’ is about the miscommunication in relationships. It’s hard being completely open with one another when something is bothering you. You don’t want to look crazy or seem like you’re overthinking things. Tell me is about the encouragement of opening up.”
‘TELL ME’ is available everywhere now via Moda Blaq Musiq.
Production/Mixing/Mastering by ARONA MANE
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