Sydney-based producer Ninajirachi returns today with her first release of 2020; a thumping vocal-driven cut called “Cut The Rope”.
2019 was a year of firsts for Ninajirachi. She released her debut EP Lapland via NLV Records, performed at major Australian festivals like Splendour In The Grass, embarked on her debut headline tour and recorded a whole run of new music we’re set to hear in 2020.
“Cut The Rope” began as a short 30-second idea created last year during a writing trip to the US. It’s also the first time she’s used her own vocal in a track.
“I love writing songs but I’ve never sung them because I used to be hung up on not being a good singer. I figured out from working more and more with vocalists that it’s just like any other lead in an arrangement though, and any vocal can sound cool if it’s well-produced.”
“Cut The Rope” draws us in with blissed-out arpeggios. Her vocal hook soars in over the top of a slow-building sonic palette, until in true Ninajirachi fashion, the track descends into glitchy, choppy chaos before settling back into the opposing calm. On the production side of things, she plays with tension – juxtaposing calm melodies with choppy ones and tying them both together with the repeated vocal motif.