Now, if you’ve been frequenting this site over the past couple of years, the Brooklyn-based electro pop duo denitia and sene have become won the attention of this site and the rest of the blogosphere for Brian “sene” Marc’s hyper-modern and slick production work, which effortlessly meshes elements of electro pop, hip-hop, funk, minimalist electronica, underground and advant garde pop paired with Denitia Odigie’s ethereal yet soulful vocals.
The duo’s full-length debut was both critically and commercially successful as the album landed on the Top 10 of iTunes R&B charts and the duo was profiled the New York Times, for their participation in a Brooklyn-based multidisciplinary artist collective. However, since the release of their debut, the duo have been busy with individual creative pursuits as Marc is part of the cast of Netflix‘s Luke Cage, has starred alongside Emma Roberts in Nerve and a lead role in White Girl while Odigie’s solo recording project ADESUWA received attention after the release of the Air Light EP earlier this year.
Interestingly the duo found time to write and record the material that would comprise their forthcoming sophomore effort, love and noir, which is slated for a November 18, 2016 release. Last month, I wrote about the album’s second single “open wide.” That single featured a chilly, subtly industrial production paired with a sultry sensuality as that song’s narrator swoons over her object of attention and love. The album’s third and latest single “favorite.” features a sleek, contemporary production consisting shimmering synths, stuttering drum programming, wobbling low end, a distorted vocal sample as the song’s melody and finger snaps paired with Odigie’s easy going and soulful crooning in an airy song that gently dips and swoons, and evokes waking up next to a lover, after you’ve made love and sighing happily.