New Music Premiere: I Am Karate - Work It Out
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Erika Soldh Ahlström and Marta Pettersson round off their trio of 2018 releases with 'Work It Out'.
Image courtesy of I Am Karate
Nothing about this song is lazy - its crisp drums (somewhat dubstep-inspired), uncrowded production and shimmery synthpop flavour are the product of a Swedish duo who really know their stuff. A subtle mandolin/banjo combo section gives the track an extra bite to help maintain its upbeat, dancefloor tempo and, ultimately, make having relationship issues not sound that bad after all.
Walloping drums, broad sound strokes and soaring vocals, reminiscent of their key cited influence Robyn, firmly stamp the track as a club hit. Erika and Marta unleash an arsenal of uplifting and enigmatic energy that bursts in technicolour, painting sound systems in glorious shades of pink and blue.
Speaking ahead of the release, Erika and Marta spoke fondly of their self-produced single: "This song means so much to us. We wrote, recorded and produced it ourselves, helping each other every step of the way not to overthink it and just let it be born in that environment."
'Work It Out' is out now through the pair's own label I Am Karate Music.