Today’s song, featured on The Midday Show with Cheryl Waters is "Us" by NAVVI, from the 2018 album Ultra on Hush Hush.
WRITTEN BY JASMINE ALBERTSON
PHOTO BY Wet Negatives

Seattle experimental electro-pop duo NAVVI released their fantastic sophomore album, ULTRA, last month. Following-up 2016’s Omni, the new record sees Kristin Henry and Brad Boettger expanding and perfecting their dark production to create their own transcendent universe. Our Song of the Day, “Us,” was an early single off the album and draws production inspiration from Aphex Twin and Massive Attack while the lyrics explore the concept of partnership and commitment.

"Sometimes I see myself at both the giving and receiving end of the words," Henry says. "Other times it’s my partner’s face that I see, or a close friend. But there are also times when it’s me talking to my craft face-to-face – like it’s a living, breathing thing that has the ability to love me back. It’s assurance that no matter how bleak things get and what type of shit goes down, the fog will eventually clear, and love will be all that’s left. This idea that no matter what happens, the will to give and receive love will always remain." 

Watch NAVVI's KEXP in-studio performance from 2016 below.

 

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