NEW YORK ARTIST WAJU RELEASE COLLABORATIVE POP INFUSED, R&B GEM "DON'T RUSH", alongside DUTCH SONGSTRESS AIYA
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Following on from his Majestic Casual released "My Love", New York artist and frequent Teflon Sega collaborator WAJU teams up with Dutch songwriter AIYA to create a heart wrenching, pop-RnB gem with "Don't Rush". Flirting around the topic of patience and self-restraint, "Don't Rush" can be understood at multiple levels - from physical to emotional, and everything in between.
Seamlessly blending indie folk type guitar riffs with a downtempo trap beat, the collaborative single brings a little of everything to the table, blending electronic, pop and RnB influences which accumulate in the euphoric chorus.
WAJU has been released via labels such asMajestic Casual, Lowly Palace, Lowly, Bonfire Records, and most recently his own entity JNRY FIRST.
Supporting outlets for previous releases include Billboard, Pigeons and Planes, MTV, Acid Stag, Dancing Astronaut, EarMilk, and Milk. “4 Me” was featured in the TV Show “The Challenge XXX”. Also Adidas stores in London, New York, and Tokyo, have streamed “My Luv”, “4 Me”, and “FADed”
WAJU has been featured in playlist such as “Spotify Vibes”, “Spotify Rhythm & Baws, “New Music Friday America, New Music Friday Norway, “Spotify Viral list Australia”, “Spotify Fresh Finds” and more.
Influences: Some of my distant musical influences have been inspired by artist such as Tracy Chapman, Florence & The Machine, and Maggie Rogers. I understand sonically my music doesn't sound like any of those artist but from a writing perspective and feeling aspect I want my records to resemble a similar feeling. I want there to be an emotional and moody feeling with my records. The reason why my songs sound the way they do is because I mix instruments like piano, guitar, or strings with heavy urban production such as 808s and trap hi hats and snare. The artist I decide to collaborate with strike an emotion that makes me feel good, which is why I choose to work with them. More recently I have decided to focus on more uptempo records to release but still striving for an emotional feeling when listening. Sonically I really get inspired by producers such as FALLEN, Major Lazor, and Kanye West, these are producers who you can listen to and know they are trying to push past their limits.
New York via New Jersey artist WAJU started his career producing for others such as Teflon Sega, NYNE, Saint Jhn, Shirazee, and more. Shortly after releasing his own records, the producer, songwriter and now artist is slowly growing into something special. With his iconic downtempo, ambient, cinematic sound which a splash of euphoric 808s to compliment every chorus drop, WAJU has built a name for himself as an internationally sought after artist and producer, collaborating with artist's such as New Jersey's NBDY, Australian singer NYNE, The Netherlands' AIYA, and NY-based, Jared Evan.
The has sonically stayed true to the sounds of his environment. Shortly after moving to Sweden and working with other collaborators in London, Amsterdam, Sweden, London, and Paris WAJU was able to develop a sound and explore different musical genres
Aïscha Traïdia aka AIYA, is a Dutch singer/songwriter signed to CTM publishing and based in Amsterdam. Born in Haarlem, The Netherlands, the talented songstress is of Algerian and Dutch descent. Her father, Karim Traïdia, is a notable film director and her mother Bernadette Traïdia, works at ABC architect center of Haarlem.
AIYA is a raspy-voiced singer whose music has been described as alternative pop r&b. AIYA writes most of her lyrics and collaborated with producers Juno Who, WAJU to achieve her sound. Her songs are about sex, heartache, anxiety, money and life.