First Play: denitia and sene – love and noir.

December 29, 2016
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By Mo Indigo

Brooklyn based Electro-pop duo denitia and sene solidified Alternative R&B with 2013 debut LP His and Hers, an iTunes R&B chart topper. Since then, both built individual careers: vocalist Denitia delivered a project performing under ADESUWA (Air Light) as Sene starred in Netflix hit series Luke Cage.

“A lot has happened since His and Hers. Dede and I had enough songs in the bank since we did our last album. but at some point you can’t have everyone on this microwave generation shit. I don’t know if it’s a good wave to do things. We were very lucky how well our last record did,” says Sene. “Were still getting shows 2-3 years after our last album. You don’t see that much anymore.”

Soulful sensuality has been this duo’s strong suit. His and Hers encapsulated summer love. love and noir. teeters between narratives of hazy romance and confusion. “We had a seamless vibe going into our previous records. We had a lot of songs that we kept working on before we knew what they would be. We were focused and excited,“ Denitia tells us.

To start off their newest body of work, denitia and sene present “Favorite,” a convoluted yet lethargic introduction. According to Sene, the version fans hear today is actually a remixed one. “We had the original version of ‘Favorite’ for a while,” Sene tells us. “Dede had already killed the vocals, the beat had horns and it was really big- maybe we’ll drop it later as the remix. We liked the original song a lot but weren’t going to put it out as is. One night I flipped the song and forgot about it ’til months later when we played it in the studio and we both loved it cause it was so dope.”

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