Maranta are vocalists, multi-instrumentalists, songwriters and producers Callum Govan and Gloria Black. They were brought together in 2018 through friendship, a love for melodic, leftfield pop and dance music and a mission to make visceral, textured and infectious songs easily translated to the dancefloor. “‘Our Love’ came quick to us, faster than most other songs we write,” says Callum. “Glo was obsessing over ‘I Felt Love’ by Blue Hawaii at the time, and wanted to write a pop tune like that. It was a lot of fun to mix as we had an end vision. Something like a chart hit from the 2000s, and some sort of 80s Madonna vibe. Full of sass and energy.
About Maranta’s forthcoming EP, Callum writes:
“Deux Pleasure has been incubating over the past couple of years, a 20 or so minute collection that we are very proud to share with the world. The EP is as much about embracing hardship as it is about celebrating life. As people were forced into situations out with their control, separated or squeezed even closer together, we thought about all those pleasures that can be taken for granted, or so easily taken from us. The dynamics of human interactions under these conditions is the basis for most of the lyrical themes across the EP. We’ve tried to explore what pleasure means to us in this context, and when it is valid.”
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My favorite artists are ones who aren't afraid to try something completely different. I hear Charles Stepney, David Axelrod's Earth Rot, Steve Reich, Penguin Cafe Orchestra and others in this, but it's undeniably Sault in the end. As usual, probably my favorite album of the year. mackro