cln – Switch Gears (ft. pseudo) [Original Mix]
With the current domination of urban music on the US charts, the influence of rap, hip-hop, and R&B has disseminated into the dance sphere as well. From Marshmello & Khalid to features like PARTYNEXTDOOR and Future on Calvin Harris’ album, the age of urban-electronic is upon the dance community, and Brisbane upstart cln has caught the itch as well.
The Australian producer has been catching attention for his innovative brand of future-leaning styles with a release on Skrillex’s NEST imprint. Following up with his next genre boundary-pushing offering, cln teams up with vocal talent, pseudo, for an indie-R&B number called “Switch Gears.” With pseudo oscillating between spoken rap verses and sultry chorus croons, the Aussie producer swings an undulating composition of effervescent synths, trickling piano keys, and a sprightly hip-hop percussion ensemble to produce a dichotomy of edgy and glossy throughout.