The single keeps the summertime vibes at an all-time high, reminding us what’s to come and incorporating hypnotic percussion with brass, as well as embracing Afro-Brazilian rhythms and topping it all off with the charismatic rap styles of JamarzOnMarz.
“It’s all about good times, good vibes and enjoying the sunshine!” True Vibenation say of the track. “Just quietly it also kind of came out as an undercover anthem for green energy. We’ve been vibing on Afro-Brazilian rhythms ever since we heard them while on tour in Portugal. So the beat started off with that and once we added the horns we knew we were onto something!”
“It's not often you hear four brass players trading bars and licks on a hip hop track,” JamarzOnMarz adds. “‘Solar’ is a feel-good banger showcasing the genius of True Vibenation. I'm super, super grateful to the boys for creating an inclusive space in the studio for me.”
True Vibenation is twins VULI and Moody, along with their childhood friend Gabriel. They draw influence from their African heritage as well as their love of soul and hip hop.
They’ve toured the world, delivering their infectious live show at festivals globally including Glastonbury and our own WOMADelaide.
“We’ve been fans of JamarzOnMarz for a little while now, and I think before we even met we knew we could make some crazy music together,” True Vibenation continue. “He plays sax (like us), he loves to make hip hop bangers (like us) and he is also a talented brown brother (just like us!) It was always gonna be a vibe, it feels like he’s our little brother now.”
What do you do in your day-to-day life?I work in retail at Lovisa, I’ve ranged from a casual all the way up to assistant manager, but now I’m settled part-time. Besides that, I’m always planning performances for the future, and also supporting my fellow performers. And eating. Ooft!Read more: