The new single ‘Be Real’ marks the first collaboration between Swedish artist Rasmus Faber and Greek singer-songwriter Metaxas, to be released on June 15th via Majestic Casual Records.
Swedish producer, pianist, DJ, all-round multi-talented, hardworking nice guy Rasmus Faber now sits comfortably alongside electronic dance music’s royalty. 2018 sees Rasmus celebrate his 15th year of releases on his own label Farplane alongside a slew of releases via labels like Global Underground, Defected, Hed Kandi and Subliminal featuring team-ups with Kaskade, Candi Staton, Axwell, Pete Tong and Deadmau5 to name a few over the years.
His recent artist releases have been topping the charts in Japan and gracing radio airplay charts while reaching a whole new audience of fans and doing his bit for the burgeoning Swedish music legacy. Whilst his production, musical and quality credentials ensure the longtime fans stay with him for the ride.
With a host of new musical projects in the making from anime TV and movie sound tracks to solo piano material and numerous new collaborations, it’s looking like another 15 years of passport abuse for the Stockholm born Rasmum Faber.
Metaxas performs with a unique sense of subtlety, versatility and intimacy. Channeling his Folk & Americana influences, he instills a raw emotion onto every vocal line, blending old with new.
With musical influences like Jeff Buckley, Bon Iver and Bonobo, it is no surprise that Metaxas has mastered a writing style that is honest, sensitive and atmospheric. Mixing his raw expressive lyrics with his gravelly, yet warm voice, Metaxas produces a magical union that is nothing short of captivating.
Together the two have crafted a nu-disco slow jam with warm and smooth falsetto crooning vocals and pulsing synths that highlights the importance of being genuine in a relationship. The collaboration is a moulding of two worlds from both artists who have used their songwriting abilities to write something in a space of its own.
“We got in touch through our mutual friend Alliz Espi, and I ended up sending Metaxas this slow instrumental track I had. He came back to me with a killer vocal he wrote and recorded, and it worked straight away! We went back and forth on it a bit, and I could tell Metaxas shared my sense of perfectionism which I really appreciate! We’ve been talking about recording a live version of this song too, which would actually be the first time we met in person. Gotta make that happen, that would be magical!” - Rasmus Faber
“‘Be Real’ is a song about dialling back the individuality in relationships, and the empty promises. It is a reality check on the basic human needs of love and selfless support of each other.” - Metaxas
'Be Real' will be released on June 15th via Majestic Casual Records.
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