Eora / Sydney-based artist Kota Banks returns with her latest pop-tinged track ‘Mutual XO’.
Kota Banks’ music feels like reading her own personal journal, a sonic amalgamation of intimate deep in the throws of navigating love, and ‘Mutual XO’ is no different. As a melody heavy exploration into the alternative sides of Kota’s influences, ‘Mutual XO’ delves into unrequited crushing and the frustrations that follow. Fusing raw, hypnotic synths and bouncy pop production, the track ties together another example of Kota’s ability to lead listeners into a futuristic and melancholic hyperspace.
Featuring production from Naarm / Melbourne producer Swick, Kota finds herself in an explorative direction. She shares, “I made Mutual XO with my musical partner in crime of 4 years, Swick! We were in the studio messing around with some ideas, and I told him I really wanted to write a pop-dance track à la Britney… something cute and flirty and fun. It’s a song about unrequited crushing and the frustration that comes along with that as a confident woman who knows her worth and can’t understand why a person wouldn’t see that too! I think the cover art for this song might be my favourite I’ve ever made. Word to my amazing visual collaborators Billy Zammit and Adam Dal Pozzo.”
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