Linney’s acoustic release of “Back To Us” is a stripped-down take on the original, exploring loss and nostalgia with powerful, moving vocals.
Early in the summer, Linney, Callie Reiff, and Advokid dropped a banger called “Something To Luv For” on Dim Mak that their fans quickly ate up. Fast forward to a few months later when Lamorn passed through Brooklyn, and there was Linney on the lineup. This was a lovely and intimate show where all the performers knew each other, and a lot of their teams were there to support and celebrate friendship together.
When Linney performed that night in Brooklyn, she took our breath away. She’s a stunning performer in every way, with a style that’s authentic, warm, and sensual. She walks this delicate line between dance and pop ballads beautifully and captivates her audience. The acoustic release of “Back To Us” captures this theme. While the original release saw her team up with FRIENDZONE for a house music ride, this version isn’t meant to be a dance track, and that’s part of the beauty of the Linney brand. She can smoothly transition from a summer banger to a highly emotive vocal-forward sound that carries powerfully over a simple piano track.
“Lyrically and conceptually “Back To Us” can be considered a fairly sad song. Mourning the loss of what was… nostalgic for what came before – but the production FRIENDZONE built in the original version is upbeat and happy – keeping it overall hopeful in a way that felt absolutely appropriate,” Linney said. “And I love that contrast. It speaks to your body (makes you want to move) and your soul (heart/emotions).”
The style of the video is done in a way that mimics the stripped-down acoustic audio. With just simple camera shots of Linney herself singing on a balcony, everything else has been peeled back, allowing Linney’s warmth, passion, and range to shine through. While watching this performance, remember that Linney has also collaborated with electronic artists like Gareth Emery, Tritonal, and ARMNHMR. How’s that for range?
Check out the music video on YouTube, or check out the original version with FRIENDZONE on your favorite platform!