SUPPORT FOR ‘ONE TIME’
“The Melbourne-based musician’s debut single is a wind-swept R&B moment that feels like the future of Australian music.”
– Pilerats (AUS)
Melbourne-based R&B artist Antoine has just unveiled his infectious and hypnotic debut single ‘One Time’ – produced and mixed by ServidSounds and mastered by Mix Master Mike.
As tranquil soundscapes lay an ambient setting, steadfast and minimalist percussion play out amid swirling synths, while the commanding cadences of Antoine float fluently above. As the track effortlessly unfolds into its compelling chorus, ‘One Time’ rounds off with a bridge that tips the hat to staple influences Party Next Door, Drake and Lil Bow Wow.
Antoine describes the motivation behind ‘One Time’:
“My producer (ServidSounds) sent this beat through to me waaay way back. We were getting vibes instantly and I laid down the first verse and chorus real quick, there was definitely something special about it. But, typically, so many tracks got in the way and it took a long time to finish up the rest. He always loved it and for a while I was pretty so-so, but his persistence got me and thank god he was, because it’s now ended up becoming the first release of this project. It’s reminiscent of the music I grew up listening to with a nice modern touch and just flows real smooth. This is them island vibes my family and friends love. We love it cause it’s something that can bump in the clubs at night, at BBQ with the fams on some summertime vibes, on a road trip with friends, jamming out and singing along. It’s just a simple but versatile, fun, feel good track for every positive mood!”
Antoine comes from a family of musicians, who all originate from Mauritius, East Africa and Italy. His Dad is a multi-instrumentalist who still plays shows to this day and his mother was also a back-up R&B vocalist in the 80’s. Both parents have been huge influences, making it difficult for him to have passion elsewhere. Wearing his influences on his sleeves, Antoine is on a mission to bring some old school R&B back to life.
In the coming weeks Antoine will reveal an accompanying music video for ‘One Time’, partnering up with Reebok and under creative direction from the teams behind Tones & I, Vera Blue & George Alice.
‘One Time’ is available worldwide now