The producer, artist and DJ TCTS has been on fire in recent months, picking up repeated Radio 1 plays and spending four weeks trending Top 5 on the Dance Edit for his Nonô collab ‘Off My Mind’, dropping a big remix of Ed Sheeran’s ‘Overpass Graffiti’, and delivering a culture clash collab ‘RICH GIRL’ with CHAMELEON LIME WHOOPIEPIE. There’s no letting up as TCTS now teams up with electro duo Punctual (‘I Don’t Wanna Know’) and versatile vocal star Raphaella (Rudimental, MK, Gorgon City) for the new track ‘Love Me Or Lie’. Listen HERE.
The three artists guarantee that ‘Love Me Or Lie’ immediately bursts into life. Raphaella’s gloriously gorgeous topline captures the soul and pop edge that has made her such an in-demand vocalist, while wubby synths and punchy snares explode out of the mix. By the time the beat drops and the pitch-shifted vocals provide an addictive hook, the trio have created a crossover dance anthem that’s perfectly timed for the springtime sun.
‘Love Me or Lie’ was written and produced by all three artists.
TCTS says, “I’m so hyped to get this one out there. I’ve been a big fan of both Punctual and Raphaella for ages, and feel like we’ve made something special together here. It’s uplifting and euphoric, but can still bang on a club system.”
Punctual explains, “TCTS had showed us a version of this track and we loved the song so much that we decided to collaborate on the record, working together and getting it to a place that felt like somewhere between our two production styles whilst serving Raphaella’s brilliant vocals. We hope you love the track as much as we do!”
Raphaella adds, “We wrote love me or lie in the first lockdown & I recorded it in my make-shift studio in my parents living room after I had to move everything out of my studio at the beginning of the pandemic! haha it’s really about the beginning of a relationship when it feels so undeniably good when you’re together but you don’t fully trust the other person and their intentions yet and are scared to fall because they’re giving mixed signals. Love is so incredibly vulnerable and that’s what partly makes it so amazing, but ‘Love me or Lie’ is really that conversation you want to have but are maybe too scared to too soon.’