South Londoner VX Duse has today unveiled the official video for his latest single – Sia feat. Danny Sanchez. Sia is the latest release from his debut EP, dropping this summer. Just his third ever solo release, VX Duse exemplifies his songwriting prowess on this downtempo R&B cut that brings together Duse and Danny Sanchez; two of South London’s most promising emerging artists.
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Sia begins with a pitched-down hook from Duse, repeated again with the proper levels before switching languages to Spanish for the opening verse. Duse, who’s parents emigrated to the UK from Colombia, is known to modulate between English and Spanish on record; embracing his Latin roots blended with influences from alternative R&B, UK drill and Latin reggaeton.
Danny Sanchez’s hybrid style of rapping-singing is perfectly suited for the subtle production and a nice contrast to Duse’s airy vocals. Danny is the only featured artist on Duse’s forthcoming EP, a testament to their creative chemistry. Another pitched-down hook closes out the song, bringing perfect symmetry to the understated record.
VX Duse shared some words about what the song means to him, “Sia is a song about a love interest in which love felt like the only thing that mattered at that moment in time, and that the rest of my life was sidelined for the person I fell for. It’s about finding an equilibrium between my love life and my passion for music so neither suffer from lack of attention.”
The video for Sia plays upon the contrasts that are unavoidable in city life. Duse and Danny Sanchez provide some star charisma with their performances, but the setting – a modest London estate – is indicative of how so many rising talents come from similar areas. At the other extreme, the three female models party into the night in an upmarket apartment, but they also a night out in the arcades of Soho.