Ninajirachi and Kota Banks Unveils a new single “Kissing U” alongside with deluxe version of “True North“
The new single “Kissing U” stands out as a curveball in their catalog, swapping out the glitchy bass of rapid fire bars of “Slytherin” for nostalgic grooves and ear sugar melodies. More Mariah Carey than Major Lazer, Nina and Kota seemingly defy their own electro-pop conventions, by embracing the warmth and textures of an era that predates their own existence.
The duo says about the track, “Kissing U is a total 180 degree spin around from Slytherin… True North is an unpredictable place lol! Painting with all the colours on the emotional spectrum for this deluxe EP was so fun. This one is so shamelessly sweet. It’s a soothing, romantic love song. It celebrates the innocence and electricity that you experience at the very start of a relationship. Kota had written the chorus and some of the other parts on the piano a few days prior, and brought it to Nina’s house to finesse. It took Nina a second to hear it, but once she started playing with sounds the rest of the song kind of created itself, it was a very natural, fast process and we loved it straight away!”
Ninajirachi and Kota Banks’ True North (Deluxe) EP is a 10 track consolidation of their insatiable sonic chemistry. An exploration of multiple genres under a fantastically electronic lens, the project finds the pair shining a spotlight on exactly why they’re regarded as one of Australia’s most potent joint forces, with a view to taking over globally.