From the shimmering splendour of “Middle Of The Night”, to the rave pop chaos of “Secretive!” Australia’s most dynamic progressive pop duo Ninajirachi and Kota Banks have spent the last six months leading us down a synth-paved yellow brick road towards the sonic wonderland of “True North”. With the impending release of new True North (Deluxe), and it’s new single “Kissing u”, Nina and Kota take the final step of that journey, before commencing on the literal journey of touring True North across Australia’s East Coast.
As the project’s swan song, “Kissing u” stands out as a curveball in their catalog, swapping out the glitchy bass of rapid fire bars of “Slytherin” for nostalgic grooves and ear sugar melodies. More Mariah Carey than Major Lazer, Nina and Kota seemingly defy their own electro-pop conventions, by embracing the warmth and textures of an era that predates their own existence.
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