My single of the week this week is the brilliant 'The Giver (Reprise)' from Duke Dumont.
This single is due to be released on 21 June - so just 3 more weeks to go now. This is going to be huge this summer (when we actually get a summer I hope).
This song has been around since 2012, but has only just been reworked to be released as this single. Duke Dumont - real name Adam George Dyment is clearly excited by its upcoming release, as should be anyone who hears this. Its an instant hit for me, no slow burner.
Duke Dumont is a British deep house producer so its no surprise that this is a deep house single. It hooks you in with its chilled beat and smooth vocals. Its the sort of song you can imagine sipping cocktails to as the sun goes down over the sea.
The vocals are so calming. The lyrics "you're the special someone who makes me wanna give it" repeat over and over to begin with. Then "I've been so long alone a wall around my heart waiting for that someone" before we finally reach "You are my destiny, I've known it from the start cause you're that special someone". Make no mistake this is all about love (or possibly lust).
The video to this is fabulous. A man clad in a white robe comes out of the sea. There is a clear likeness to Jesus intentionally so as this man proceeds to perform "miracles" most of which backfire somewhat! Take the two police officers drinking coffees which he turns into red wine. They are then not exactly fast off the mark when he makes the ATM machine start spitting out dosh all over the place!! The little boys on the beach are the best when they have one ice cream turned into several!! But my favourite has to be the couple - he gives the bald man hair and the woman a beard!! So funny, and very clever.
This is a soulful dance record, deep house and absolutely chilled out. It makes me want to be on the beach somewhere beautiful sipping a long drink. What a record - bring on the summer.
Go take a listen and let me know what you think. Or you can check out all my previous music choices over at My Music page - just click here. Happy listening :)
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