Copenhagen producer Vera - who lent his hand to tracks on pop compatriot MØ’s ‘When I Was Young’ EP - has announced details of his own release, ‘Good Job - No Conversation’.
The seven-track release will be out 8th December via Ultra Records / Ministry of Sound, with Vera (aka William Asingh) explaining of lead track ‘Nobody Else’: “Lyrically, Nobody Else is a tribute to the Caribbean novel Wide Sargasso Sea by the Creole writer, Jean Rhys. The novel is a response to Brontë’s Jane Eyre, in which the landowner keeps his Jamaican wife locked up in the attic, allegedly because she is mad. Wide Sargasso Sea tells the story of the “mad woman of the attic” and with this cool tone of tristesse, the book describes the wickedness, the Jamaican landscape and the eternal drinking of rum.
“This song came along in such a lovely way. I met one of my oldest friends in a studio one day and I hadn’t heard what he had been working on for ages. He played me this beat and I fell in love immediately. I went on to do a few things on top of it and a few days later his band’s singer and I met with Off Bloom who helped us do the vocal-melodies. When I got home that day I played it to my girlfriend and she came up with the lyrics for the song.”
“This way of working is the reason why I love producing and writing music. To involve a lot of the people you love and trust and make them do their best. I’m probably the one who made the least on this track - I just collected people’s ideas - it’s very beautiful I think.”
The EP features Vera’s singles to date, plus his take on James Blake’s ‘Life Round Here’. The track listing is:
Listen to ‘Nobody Else’ below.