NAZAAR releases personal and meaningful single ‘WITH U’: Listen
Talented up-and-comer NAZAAR has just released his newest track ‘WITH U’, a vocal trap gem that also tells a deeply personal story of finding self and purpose.
Opening with a haunting dialogue between two lovers, the introduction then moves into heavy serrating synths with a hard drop. The distorted vocals serve as a contrast between the light and dark elements of the track, bridging the gap between NAZAAR’s hopeful message and the track’s dark style. He originally started writing the track while at a low point in his life, on a beach in the middle of the night; his surrender to the feeling of being lost is evident in the production’s wistful and yet positive vibe.
In a recent press release, NAZAAR tells of how the ‘WITH U’ came about:
“In February of 2020 I was in Los Angeles, trying to find my purpose within dance music. I found myself at Santa Monica beach at 2:00 AM with my laptop and headphones, recording the sounds of the beach. In that moment I felt so lost, not sure where I belonged, but writing music helped this confusion all go away. ‘WITH U’ is a story about how feeling lost is a beautiful thing and how chasing the feeling of being yourself will always feel better than anything else. If it wasn’t for a calm night on the beach, I would’ve never realised that I could be whatever I wanted to become and do whatever I wanted to do.”
Raised between Pakistan and America, Farhan Zahir – better known as NAZAAR – has created his signature sound from a combination of his roots and his western upbringing, with the prominent sounds of electronic dance music. He has previously worked with Carnage on ‘Blitzkrieg’ and had a stream of solo independent singles, such as ‘Jinn’ or ‘Guru’. His past releases have found homes on Never Say Die, Space Yacht and Bassrush; not to mention he’s remixed The Chainsmokers‘ track ‘Sick Boy’. In 2018, he released a single titled ‘A Dance With Death’ which enjoyed unprecedented DJ support from the likes of Excision, RL Grime and Zomboy.
You can stream the track below, be sure to let us know your thoughts!
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