We’ve got the first play of the new Yusuf Ahmed track ‘Water & Fire’. Following up from his previous track ‘Senhora Vida’ featuring Munir Hossn, the new single sees the drummer and producer in collaboration with vocalist Irini Arabatzi.
The song also finds Ahmed enlisting some of the crème de la crème of the London jazz scene with Joseph Costi (keyboards), Telmo Sousa (guitar) and Jansen Santana (percussion).
Delicate and subtle, Water and Fire yields tender and bold melodies, weaved together by a meandering groove and splashes of nostalgia. A fantastic culmination of sophisticated pop and soul.
The dreamy soundscape of laid-back guitar, subtle percussion and twinkling electronics paired with Arabatzi delicate but confident vocal that holds the track together is the perfect combination.
Water & Fire is due for release on December 4th via Ahmed’s self-titled imprint.