Following a staggering seven original releases in 2019 alone on the likes of Kitsuné Musique and Boys Next Door, über-talented French-Polynesian singer and multi-instrumentalist Pastel now looks to kick off the new decade in the same emphatic fashion, as he unveils his impossibly smooth new single, ‘Let You’.
Out now, ‘Let You’sees the remarkable London-based talent – often touted as the next FKJ – continue from where he left off, as he delivers another flawless, funked-up vocal cut, this time alongside long-time friend and Taiwanese artist, Haoting.
Speaking about the pair’s debut collaboration and how it came about, Pastel commented:
“I was playing in Taipei for the New Year, staying with my good friend Haoting. We hadn’t seen each other about a year and the energy around us was really strong. We immediately started working on ‘Let You’ and everything just came so naturally – the song was made in a week between noodle soup and some shooting for Haoting’s band. We had a goal to finish it before I was leaving the country but by the end of the trip I had to go to an emergency dentist for a horrible tooth ache! I had to sing a few of the vocals with the worse pain ever, but luckily you can’t hear that in the finished track!”
Having already remixed records for the likes of Camila Cabello, Bazzi, Otzeki and Jarreau Vandal to name a few, and with his hit track ‘Floating’ having garnered over a million plays on Spotify in less than six months, Pastel draws his musical inspiration from across a wide range of genres and international traditions including Neo-soul, Bossa Nova and late 60’s music.
Pastel – Let You (Feat. Haoting) is out now.