French producer NASAYA has a new single for us this week called ‘CIEL’ which is an invigorating slice of experimental electronica, and as he reveals below, this song marks the next phase in the evolution of his sound & style.
“CIEL marks a bit of a departure from music I previously released. I moved from the US to Paris in 2020 and the change of scenery kind of changed the way I write music and how I wanted this project to evolve. Also, being stuck at home for these 2 years it made sense to write music all by myself.
The track is definitely more ‘clubbier’/darker than what I previously released – living in Europe for the first time I started being more influenced by music like garage/breakbeat, jungle, techno etc.. Writing music completely on my own is me going back to my ‘roots’ in a way – (I started writing music to jazz/fusion instrumental songs on guitar) – I found out that the way I can only express certain emotions is through writing instrumental music. I think it’s one the first times I was making songs that felt truly personal to me. I’m very obsessive with production and sound in general so it feels great to channel my emotions and thoughts into something where I have complete creative control on everything – writing, producing, mixing/mastering to even the designs of the artworks etc.
The song can have different meanings, for me it captures a melancholic and introspective state of mind that I was feeling at the time — ‘CIEL’ means ‘Sky’ in french.” – NASAYA