In these nightmarish times in which we live, artists from across the spectrum of genre are trying to nail the vibe of disaffected cool meeting combative, irresistible music. Few get it right, even fewer do it well.
Izzy Camina, a rising LA-based songwriter and producer, doesn't just get it right but nails this vibe with aplomb. Her new single "UP N DOWN" is a vortex of unstoppable beats and absolutely delicious pop hooks as subtle as they are bracing. It's the exact sort of dark techno pop banger that you have been craving for all your moody nocturnal adventures. And we're thrilled to be hosting its premiere, check it out below.
Speaking on the track, Izzy Camina tells Highsnobiety in an email that "I wrote this song one night after work in December 2017. I was frustrated and angry at the world, yet intoxicated by its dysfunction and how we cope, whether it be with drugs, lust, violence, or music. This song captures the energy of that chapter in my life, and an acceptance of our collective shadow. The lyrics are a personal and external reminder that our emotional states, circumstances and romantic endeavors exist in a constant state of flux, forever up and down."
"UP N DOWN" is set to appear on Camina's forthcoming EP - get ready for it.