Comprised of Denitia Odigie and Brian “Sene” Marc, the duo of denitia and sene have received attention across the blogosphere for a sound that effortlessly meshes elements of electro pop, hip-hop, funk, minimalist electronica and underground pop paired with Odigie’s ethereal yet soulful vocals; in fact the duo’s full-length debut his and hers was critically and commercially successful — the critically applauded album landed on the Top 10 of iTunes R&B chart and the duo was profiled by 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, and the album’s second and latest single “open wide” pairs enormous, tweeter and woofer rocking beats, wobbling synths and industrial clang and clatter with Odigie’s ethereal cooing — and while being somewhat chilly and industrial, the song possesses a sultry sensuality as its narrator is spends her time swooning over her object of attention and love. The duo’s latest single will cement their burgeoning reputation for crafting earnest, hook driven pop that’s equally coquettish.
The recently released music video was directed by Brian Mac and was edited by Nolan Theis and features the duo shot in almost heavenly white backgrounds brooding and being flirtatious and employs the use of slick split screens, pulsating lights and other effects.