by Thomas Bedward December 02, 2020
A unique and wonderfully personal music project from the creative world of Elliot Bamful, AKA Jaeger, NUMA KUS is collaborative, vibrant, and irrepressibly expressive. A project that brings together singers and rappers from around the world, NUMA KUS is a vehicle through which Elliot can inspire and create. While he remains the lead songwriter and composer of most works, the project has become a free collaborative space where hired performers, actors, and actress help to bring his engaging and unmistakable art to the world.
When explaining the new project, Elliot spoke candidly, announcing to Facebook that NUMA KUS has its roots steeped in heartbreak, and that “NUMA to me connected with time, and KUS is an abbreviated version of Killing Us Slowly”. In the post, Elliot continued by saying that more would be revealed about the project later, but for now, what is important is the music, and their debut single, ‘Something Special’.
Mixed and mastered by Elliot and his long-term producer, RAION BEATZ, ‘Something Special’ marks the first in a yearlong campaign that will see audio and video combine to create an impressive and enduring creative vision. Built to be enjoyed, but also to inspire, the new single is a rare form of release, one that will imprint itself upon every listener differently and constantly draw you back into its captivating fold time and time again.
Set for release on December 10th this year, ‘Something Special’ is a sharp and visceral blend of scintillating beats, chilled RnB instrumentals, and intoxicating vocals that cut through the calculated sounds and breathe life into the piece. It’s a track that shifts between genres with confidence, dexterity, and perfect form, offering a pure hallucinogenic sound that is deftly spaced with glimmers of raw humanity. More than RnB, hip-hop, dance, or even pop, the song is unique and fiercely original, carving out its old brave path and refusing to compromise for any reason.
A single that seems to be on the cusp of everything, ‘Something Special’ is both atmospheric and totally danceable, offering a maelstrom of personal moments and clever artistic flourishes. While the single won’t be officially released on streaming services for another week, you can listen to the single in full ahead of schedule with the audio now available on YouTube. Tune in below and be sure to turn it up loud.
It’s all too easy to wax lyrical about ‘Something Special’, but simply put, it’s gorgeous, playful, dark, and completely mesmerising, lighting a fire for NUMA KUS that will undoubtedly burn for years to come. Hugely effective in both sound and style, ‘Something Special’ delivers a direct yet sumptuously nuanced sound that will surely impress, and with this being just the beginning, you can only imagine what’s still to come.
An ensnaring musical triumph, you can listen to ‘Something Special’ via YouTube above, and be sure to pre-save it today on Spotify ahead of its official release.
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