Electronic-duo DRAMA takes over the dancefloor, releasing a self-titled single with a music video and announcing their forthcoming Till We Die EP!
DRAMA, a duo composed of producer Na’el Shehade and vocalist Via Rosa, has an inimitable style, creating funky, catchy, downtempo house tracks while showcasing their synergy along the way. Catching the ear of artists like Gorgon City, who has featured them on multiple releases, including their recent album Salvation, they have only continued to impress. This year has seen DRAMA take the stage at festivals like Coachella, Lightning in a Bottle, and more. They’ve also dropped singles “Tighten Up” and “Feel The Same,” and now they’ve returned with a self-titled gem paired with news of their next EP, Till We Die, that’s due out this fall.
Unlike their latest singles off Till We Die, “DRAMA” aims at the club’s darker side, setting a tone that embodies groovy runway energy. Listeners are introduced with a slick synth line and kick. Sweeping in shortly after, Via Rosa’s cheeky, hypnotic vocals and a thick bassline really get the party bouncing. Selectively filtering elements and decisively placing well-timed ear candy, Na’el Shehade’s production is tough, playful, and energizing.
Digging deeper into the track DRAMA candidly revealed that “The song itself lyrically was inspired by our live performances and the things that one would see during a DRAMA show – looking out at the crowd and seeing everyone enjoying themselves, you get accustomed to what the energy feels like when we’re all moving together.”
The music video paired with the track takes viewers to the streets of Chicago and follows three unnamed protagonists and the duo themselves. These characters are pictured in struggling times – one, fired from their day job, the other, stealing from a grocery store, and the final, in a verbal altercation with their partner. Meanwhile, the duo cruises through the city while singing along to the tune. Ultimately, the story comes together when DRAMA enters an underground party where all the other protagonists are present. No matter what people are going through, the duo clearly wants people to feel free on the dancefloor, bouncing, leaving their worries behind, and finding community.