If you’ve been frequenting this site over the past couple of years, you’ve come across a handful of posts featuring Brooklyn-based electro pop duo denitia and sene. And as you may know, with the release of an early batch of singles and their full-length debut, the duo won the attention of the blogosphere and this site for Brian “sene” Marc’s hyper-modern, minimalist, electro pop, hip-hop and funk-leaning productions and Denitia Odigie’s ethereal yet soulful vocals.
Up until recently, it had been some time since we had heard from the duo, as Odigie and Marc had been busy with individual creative pursuits: Marc has gotten into acting, as he’s part of the cast of Netflix‘s Luke Cage, has starred alongside Emma Roberts in Nerve and a had 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 the time to write and recored the material that would comprise their sophomore effort love and noir. Now, as you might remember, last month I wrote about love and noir‘s second single open wide,” a single that paired a chilly and subtly industrial production with a swooning and sultry sensuality. The album’s third single “favorite” consisted of a sleek, super contemporary production that dipped and swooned and evoked waking up next to a lover, after making love.
The album’s fourth and latest single “alone” pairs Odigie’s ethereal cooing with an industrial house-leaning production that consists of stuttering drum programming, swirling electronics and a swooning hook; however, unlike the preceding singles, “alone” may arguably be the moodiest and wistful single they’ve released to date — and in some way, the song possess a stubborn resolve that says “yes, I’m alone but I have my dignity and respect — and that’s more than enough.”
The recently released music video further cements the duo’s reputation for pairing a slick and trippy visuals with their hyper modern production.