Today, Naarm/Melbourne based artist Antoine shares his latest single ‘No Luv Required’, which marks the next phase of an already promising young career. Setting himself aside from his peers, Antoine’s love affair with early 2000s R&B comes through loud and clear on ‘No Luv Required’, transporting the listener to a time when artists like Ashanti & Usher reigned supreme. Following on from a slew of strong releases in 2020, Antoine has enlisted the help of producer ServidSounds for ‘No Luv Required’ which lifts the track from great to special, pushing their sound into the upper echelon of Australia’s burgeoning R&B scene.
Speaking on the release, Antoine explains; “‘No Luv Required’ is an upbeat vibrant take on a young love story before it all goes wrong. It’s about living in the moment and enjoying it with that special someone. You start to feel invincible as a team without any serious commitments which can be so rewarding. Just purely enjoying each other’s company in the present”.
Antoine also speaks on his sound; “R&B & HipHop is changing and I feel like I’m striking a balance between both old and new takes on the genre, allowing me to create something that’s different from what’s come before and what will come in the future”.
‘No Luv Required‘ is the beginning of a new era for the young Melbourne artist, loaded with more releases to come in 2021, along with a music video and collaboration with one of Australia’s leading R&B artists Timomatic. It’s time to get familiar with the name Antoine, as he’s about to level up and showcase his distinctive flavour & sound, which is set to make waves in the local and international R&B scene.
“Antoine is able to connect flow with wordplay finding himself in the genre-blender of Hip-Hop and R&B” – Music Group
“A masterclass in narration” – Clash Magazine (UK)
“Poetic and Powerful” – Declan Byrne | Triple J
“Antoine positions himself as one to watch” – Pilerats
Hailing from Naarm/Melbourne, Australia, Antoine sets out to take us back to the 2000’s with his smooth, melodic voice along with hard-hitting production suitable for todays audience. Drawing heavy inspiration from his musically gifted family, Antoine seeks to redefine and reshape the R&B world with his infectious and catchy melodies. 2020-2021 has been a busy and productive time for Antoine, seeing him release a slew of accomplished and punchy singles such as ‘One Time’ & ‘New Bae Sh*t’ amassing tens of thousands of streams. Also putting a feature down on renowned Australian artist Blush’ko’s debut album ‘Afternoon Delight’, expect to see a lot more of Antoine in the near future.