Maddy O’Neal taps trumpeter Balkan Bump for genre-melding collaboration ‘Follow Me’.
‘Follow Me’ is the second single to drop from Maddy O’Neal’s forthcoming album, due out this September, and enlists the help of trumpeter-producer Balkan Bump, known for his collaborations with Gramtik and Talib Kweli.
The bass-heavy track features jazzy, improvisational playing, trapped-out percussion, distorted horn rhythms, and booming bass tones, topped off by vocalist Home Malone’s infectious, reggae-infused hook.
“Horn sections and electronic music definitely have a sweet spot in my heart. When I started “Follow Me,” I heard an almost TroyBoi-inspired bass heavy beat with a trumpet line cutting through the track. When I tapped Balkan Bump we were both immediately on the same page. There are so many merging genres and inspirations in this one track that make it super unique from anything I’ve heard.”
Maddy O’Neal’s upcoming sophomore LP, following her 2016 debut record, promises to represent the artist’s “many internal dichotomies as both a person and an artist”. In May, she released its first single the euphoric bass banger ‘Never Fades’.
The bass maestro will showcase ‘Follow Me’ and other album singles as she tours across the country, performing at festivals such as Lollapalooza, Secret Dreams, Same Same But Different, and Lost Lands.