Here’s a second track from Dan The Automater and Emily Wells‘ new side project, Pillowfight. These two make an interesting combination, fitting and clean, and avoiding the pitfalls of that sometimes awkward hip-hop producer/singer collaboration. If you’re familiar with Emily Wells, though, this makes sense. I mean, she’s covered Biggie. She’s also a producer herself, and a quite creative one. The result is something like Gorillaz + a touch of vintage soul + a little bit of Halloween and a healthy helping of hip-hop. Good things.
With groups like Purity Ring leading the way with hip-hop influence on a forward-thinking, female-led brand of pop, Pillowfight may come across as a little safe and a little less timely, but it’s also a lot catchier and has potential for a wider appeal.
Pillowfight’s self-titled LP comes out January 22nd.