Dance trio from Indonesia Weird Genius Unveils a New Single “Future Ghost” Featuring Violette Wautier
The new single features Violette crystalline vocals, the popular Thai-Belgian alternative pop musician/songwriter/actress reflects on the waning moments of a relationship with poignancy and warmth as Weird Genius draws from a sonic palette that swells from light and effervescent to swaggering, euphoric heights.
Shot in Bali and Thailand, it tells the story of a haunting love affair – taking viewers from oceanside to hospital bedside and back – and weaves in Wautier’s bittersweet performance. Richard Kyle stars as the male lead. The video was directed by Creamypandaxx, who helmed the official video for “LATHI,” and Weird Genius’ YB. It was produced by Weird Genius.
Weird Genius shares, “We’re super excited to be able to work with Violette. Her voice fits exactly how we pictured it when we first had ideas for the track. We had to do the work and brainstorming online as travelling abroad from Indonesia is hard lately, due to COVID restrictions. We really wish we could meet her in person but we’re still glad everything wrapped up really well!”
The single “Smoke” broke the record for most views for an English song performed by a Thai artist on YouTube with 77 million views. The track ranked No. 1 on the Apple Music Chart in eight countries, including Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia, at the time of release. Wautier, who will release an all-Thai album in 2022, was recently featured on a billboard in New York City’s Times Square as part of #SpotifyEqual, a campaign celebrating 35 female artists from various countries around the world.
From their earliest tracks, they’ve swirled together past and present in delirious dancefloor ecstasy, but their 2020 global hit “LATHI” ft. Sara Fajira pushed this philosophy to another level. Rolling Stone India said, “Weird Genius are amongst those leading the charge of writing EDM bangers which are rooted in Balinese and Javanese folk elements.”
“We want to prove that traditional stuff can be cool, recycled into something new,” Gerald Liu says. Clearly, Weird Genius has a head start on that mission