American producer and DJ from Grosse Pointe, Michigan ayokay takes us on a ride with his new single ‘Waiting For’ featuring indie pop-duo Slenderbodies, music video out now
Out now via Astralwerks and accompanied by a gorgeously surreal video, “Waiting For” fuses ayokay’s boundary-pushing and emotionally charged electronic pop with slenderbodies’s warmly textured, guitar-infused sound.
In a departure from the heavy-hearted longing of tracks like “I Still Need You” — a September release that surpassed 1.7 million streams in just over a month, landed on coveted playlists like Spotify’s Chill Tracks, and earned heavy rotatation on SiriusXM’s Chill — the song takes on a fantastically carefree mood perfectly reflected in ayokay’s wispy falsetto.
Directed by Jonah George, the video starring ayokay and actress Anna Verstyuk, the previous videos found their protagonist encountering an enigmatic woman who’s created a computer system that allows her to enter into another reality.
This time around, the two characters appear in a fantasy world where the trees and flowers bloom an unearthly pink and the sky shines an ultravivid blue. As ayokay and his companion wander that hyper-saturated landscape, the otherworldly beauty of the environment becomes increasingly unsettling, despite its magical quality.
In addition to working on his latest batch of music, the in-demand producer recently executive-produced Quinn XCII’s fourth studio album Change of Scenery II and lent his production talents to albums from Chelsea Cutler and Jeremy Zucker.