Italy is known for many great things which, until now, has never included soul music. M w S are a songwriting duo from a small town in Italy with a fresh sound perfect for long summer evenings in the capital.
Unfortunately, there’s not much hunger for soul & R’n’B in Italy, currently. Although the pair recount working with other talented musicians and producers, as well as support from premium Italian station Radio Capital, the scene is unquestionably stronger on the British Isles, so a move was always on the cards. However, the whole plan was nearly derailed early on as the pair booked tickets into the UK on the very day we decided to leave the European Union. Of the whole experience, the pair state:
"The Brexit decision made us feel a bit uneasy about heading to the UK only at the beginning. We have a lot of faith in London, which we know is a very open city that somehow needs people from all over the world. We knew that this was the place for our music, so we had to make it happen regardless."
Their forthcoming EP, Swim, feels like a little slice of their Italian hometown, brought to the concrete jungle of London. Undoubtedly a release for the summer months. The first single is the very vibey cliché. It’s a stunning exercise in subtle songwriting and production; we’re treated to gorgeous J Dilla-esque piano samples, layered over a solid groove and incredibly funky bass-line. It’s the perfect balance of edgy production and accessible hooks.
Check the video out below.