Ryan Hemsworth, Snakehips, and Sinead Harnett together make a devastating threesome. The smooth vocal stylings of Sinead Harnett have made 2014 so much more dope, and her single featuring Snakehips, No Other Way, sounds like liquid soul. Ryan Hemsworth has had a banner year, being lauded as the best producers working right now by multiple high profile publications. In addition, his Secret Songs series has been incredibly successful at propelling up-and-coming producers to public consciousness. His edit of Harnett’s track is a thoughtful augmentation of the original vibe.
The track opens with some melancholy, atmospheric vibes, before it devolves into a skittering dance track with a bubbling bass line that mimics the punchiness of Harnett’s phrasing. As usual, Hemsworth’s sense of humor comes through in the production with chippy samples and pop-inspired chord progressions.
Starting around mid-May, every blogger starts hailing uptempo, accessible tracks as “song of the summer”, and to be frank, I feel like that’s played. This song will be just as fly in October as it was today. I recommend you don’t wait until then to pick this one up though.
If you’re as hung up on Sinead Harnett as I am, then be sure to pick up her debut EP, N.O.W, available on iTunes August 31st. Enjoy The Eargazm!