It’s rare that electronic tracks are deeply emotional and personal, the production leaves little room for story, but for Swedish producer Leonell Cassio, his music was the perfect platform to tell his deepest regret. ‘Rotten’ ft Sarah Hemi is slow burning track, that cryptically tells the story of the producers regretful past. The melodic future-bass climaxes to an emotional release, with vocals from Sarah Hemi, guiding the listener along.
“‘Rotten’ is about once when I was in a park with a friend – we ran into some older kids that we didn’t particularly like but we were hanging out. One thing led to another and I ended up doing something I deeply regret. In this moment I realized I was just as rotten as the guys I was criticizing earlier. I was ashamed and disgusted by myself for what I did but I needed to get it off my chest, so I wrote this paradoxical and cryptical song to tell my story. For me, ‘Rotten’ represents one of my deeply held regrets…” — Leonnell Cassio
Buy/Stream: Elixir Records