Sydney producer Arona Mane has teamed up with singer/songwriter Blessed to release a new single, ‘Alone Not Lonely’.
Per a press statement, the new track, out today (June 19) brings together Mane’s “unique ability to play with beats and production” with Blessed’s “combination of soul-rock vibes and and pop melodies”.
Listen to ‘Alone Not Lonely’ below:
“I’ve worked with Blessed a number of times over the years & It’s always [fire] when we team up in the studio,” Mane said in the statement. “As soon as I had finished this beat & played it back a couple times through my headphones I could already hear his tone [and] voice on it in my head.
“I sent him the idea and it was no surprise to me when he laced the demo & sent it back that it was exactly how I imagined it would sound – FRESH AF!”
Releasing his debut EP ‘2096: Retrofuture’ in 2016, Mane showcases an eclectic sound that draws from hip-hop, funk and disco. The producer drew attention from Diplo and had two songs featured on his BBC Radio 1 show Diplo & Friends.
Ghana-born Blessed self-describes his output as “future soul”, fusing indie and rap element. triple j Unearthed winner in 2018, releasing single ‘LONER’ in April as part of the youth broadcasters #DIYSupergroup competition.
‘Alone Not Lonely’ is available to stream now.