French production duo We Are Gold and Finnish pop prodigy Tomi Saario today unveil the video for their feel-good single ‘Coconut Water’, out now via RCA France / Sony Music. The track, which has already racked up over a million streams, is built around a sample of Spandau Ballet’s chart topping classic ‘True’, and has received the seal of approval from the 80’s hitmakers, with We Are Gold seamlessly blending the unmistakable melody with Tomi’s sleek vocals to create an infectious tropical 2020 homage to the iconic 1983 hit.
Filmed in a studio in Bucharest, the colourful video sees the guys transported to a tropical paradise on set, complete with fake palm trees and even a surfing simulator, recapturing the summery feel of the track. “We wanted to have something sunny, warm, and playful that would fit the song. Given that summer was already gone and being under restrictions due to the Covid pandemic, we chose to shoot it in a studio and use retro vibes for the sets and vintage colors,” We Are Gold explain.
“When We Are Gold sent me a message asking if I could be a part of their new song featuring a sample of Spandau Ballet’s ‘True’, it was honestly a no brainer for me. I’ve always been a big fan of the original, so it was amazing to have this opportunity to make a summery track inspired by it and bring it to 2020,” says Tomi.
Parisian producers David Goldcher and Rémi Fontaine-Berger created the group We Are Gold in 2017 after a trip to Los Angeles. Their first single, revamping the 1970 classic ‘It’s a Shame‘ by the Spinners, featuring LA based artist Matt Martino, received extensive playlist support including New music Friday and Electro Chill, quickly amassing over a million streams. In 2019 the duo released a remix of Redbone’s Gold-Certified ‘Come And Get Your Love‘. With their special blend of electronic and vintage urban influences mixed with summery pop music, We Are Gold perfectly embody the fusion between the French Touch and the American Way.
The latest exciting Scandinavian export to take the world by storm, Tomi Saario has racked up over three million streams for his first two singles ‘Just A Little‘ and ‘Don’t Hurt Yourself‘, garnering support from the likes of CLASH, Wonderland, Dork and Rollacoaster, as well as major radio and tv stations across Germany and Scandinavia along the way. Having turned down a promising football career and then spent a year in the Finnish Army’s urban warfare squad, Tomi moved to London where he played over a thousand shows in four years, honing his craft before releasing his first music in 2020.