TUNE salute - That Girl ft. Gabrielle Aplin
salute Releases Brand New Single ‘That Girl’ Feat. Gabrielle Aplin.
“Exuberant and irresistible” – Pitchfork
“salute makes the kind of euphoric synth music that can send shivers down the spine” - The FADER
“The 20-year-old producer mixes the perfect summer cocktail of soulful, electronic sounds.” – i-D
Emerging electronic pop artist/producer salute release his brand new single ‘That Girl’ featuring the amazing vocal talents of British singer/songwriter Gabrielle Aplin. The catchy, synth heavy track is the follow up to salute’s Liv Dawson featuring, summer anthem ‘Light Up’ that has racked up over 3.5 million streams on Spotify to date. ‘That Girl’ is yet another sublime showcase of salute’s innate skill at combining soulful melodies and intricate instrumentals to create unique, genre blurring electronica.
‘That Girl’ finds salute on fine form - pairing his distinctive sonic palette and production with Gabrielle Aplin’s soaring vocals. The track came together after the pair were introduced through a mutual friend in Brighton. salute & Gabrielle instantly connected and began bouncing ideas back & forth which resulted in ‘That Girl’. Discussing the track’s origins, salute explains “I'm so stoked to be releasing 'That Girl' - it's a song I started making in the back of our tour bus on a run of European shows last year. My housemate Fono introduced me to Gabrielle Aplin a few years ago, I have a lot of respect for what she does so it was an absolute pleasure to finish the song with her. I'm quite proud of this one so I hope people enjoy it!”. ‘That Girl’ arrives just as Gabrielle prepares for the release of her ‘Avalon’ EP. Sharing some insight into the duo’s time working together, Gabrielle states, “When salute sent me this track I loved it and wanted to write on it. I’ve been a fan of his sound for a while so it was great to get the opportunity to collaborate and I'm so happy with how it turned out!”
Hailing from Vienna and now living in Manchester, salute had a landmark year in 2016 dropping his My Heart mini-album to plaudits from the likes of Pitchfork, Crack Magazine and The FADER, who called it “a blitz of colourful melodies and pop vocals”. The release featured contributions from a wealth of talent salute connected with in the writing process such as Leeds based artist/producer Krrum, Brooklynite KAMAU and the enigmatic D.R.A.M., who teamed up with salute on the project’s lead single ‘One More Chance’; a collaboration which saw the pair record a special session for FACT TV at Maida Vale. You can watch ‘One More Chance [Live At Maida Vale]’ HERE.
‘That Girl’ is the second in a set of releases that will see salute build up to his anticipated full length debut.
You can find details of salute’s upcoming live dates below;
Saturday 21st October: salute (DJ Set), Warehouse Project, Manchester, UK
Wednesday 21st February 2018: salute, Corsica Studios, London, UK