The Throne (Ft. Kiran Gandhi)
Radclyffe Hall, project-turned-full-band of multi-instrumentalist and singer Dhy Berry, just released their first track since last spring’s GHOSTS. “The Throne” features LA-based musician and activist Kiran Gandhi, who happens to be M.I.A.’s former drummer. This new track is exactly what you would expect the two coming together would sound like, in the best way. It’s percussion-heavy, contrasted with airy, reverb-y vocals and harmonies and made fuller with some dark synths. Check it out below.
Here’s what Berry had to say about the new track:
“The Throne” is very different from other songs I have released. I feel like it is my experimental psychedelic song. Lots of experimentation with phasers and reverb and balancing out what sounds good and what worked for me in the role of the producer. Besides “Rather Be,” which is off my debut album GHOSTS, it is the only other song I have released that I have produced on my own. When I was first working on this song, I texted Kiran and was like, “I have this song, and if you like it, you should play drums on it.” I didn’t tell her what it was about, I just wanted her to hear it and form her own opinion. She heard it and was like, “I’m in.” We were kind of working like the Postal Service, I recorded the vocals and the overall track and then she remotely recorded the drums at Zoo Labs. She sent it over and was like, “here are the takes, let me know if you like them I can keep working on them if you want me to do something different.” The takes were awesome! She really brought in that gritty cool funky element, which my other songs don’t really possess; they are very basic pop drums. I was so happy to have Kiran apart of this song. She is such a talented musician, and I am glad she took the time to lay down beats for RH. Her touch on the drums definitely brought the song to another level.