We have been fans of Sydney-based musician Basenji for years now, covering everything from his 2013 single “Dawn” to his more recent Track Pad EP. After a year-long hiatus, Basenji is back with his new track, “Don’t Let Go” featuring Mereki on vocals released via Future Classic. Basenji’s playful songwriting style has endured, and his sound continues to pull elements from multiple genres.
In “Don’t Let Go,” we can hear influences from electronic, alternative, and pop. Basenji’s production is on point, tying in swelling synths, twinkling plucks, and energetic percussion. Mereki compliments the upbeat vibe with her fragile yet powerful vocals, displayed within vibrant, catchy choruses and an ambient breakdown. Basenji infuses these elements perfectly, with “Don’t Let Go” marking a feel-good return to his unique style of production. Check it out now via Future Classic, be on the lookout for more from Basenji, and enjoy!