Seconds From You

Moon King

Seconds From You



’Seconds From You' is the international border-crossing collaboration between Canadian artist Moon King (Daniel Benjamin) and Detroit's Vespre (Kaylan Waterman). A true collab in every sense of the word, the track was written & recorded over two days in an unused office tower near downtown Detroit, where recording studio Assemble Sound had rented out a floor. Daniel handled production and instruments, while Kaylan wrote and sang the vocal, and within a few hours the track had fully materialized; a slow-tempo & dreamy Rhodes groove, anchored by Kaylan's magnificent vocal performance, accompanied by a sparkling synth line. As the sun set over the Detroit skyline visible, from high up in the office tower, they knew they had captured a spontaneous kind of magic.

Moon King is the synthpop project of Toronto-born singer & producer Daniel Benjamin. 2020 has proven to be a prolific year, having just released SOBO Mixes – a 12” collection of dance floor remixes on SOBO, Arbutus’ dance imprint. 'Seconds From You' is his first single release since his 2019 long-player Voice of Lovers, and continues his unique exploration of underground dollar-bin disco and hazy synthpop.

Vespre is written, produced, and performed by Detroit artist, Kaylan Waterman. Translating as "late evening" or "Evensong,"her music is meant to represent the moments that stand between the day and the night. With elements of Chillwave, Disco, and R&B, and influenced by Gospel and House from a young age, Vespre is at once a musical exploration of the ethereal and an examination of the artist's roots.

“Seconds From You” est une collaboration qui franchit les frontières entre l’artiste Canadien Moon King (Daniel Benjamin) et Vespre (Kaylan Waterman) de Detroit. Une véritable collab dans tous ses aspects, la track a était écrite et enregistrée sur deux jours dans un édifice vacant proche du centre-ville de Detroit, où le studio d’enregistrement Assemble Sound avait loué un étage entier. Daniel à mener la production et y joue les instruments, tandis que Kaylan a écrit et chantée les vocaux. En quelques heures l’œuvre s’est matérialisée; un rythme tranquille avec un groove style Rhodes, ancrée par la magnifique voix de Kaylan et accompagnée de ligne synthés trépidantes. Alors que le soleil se coucher au-dessus de l’horizon de Detroit, leux deux savaient qu’ils avaient bien capturer une magie spontané.

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