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PNAU Recruit Budjerah For New Bop ‘Stranger Love’

Sydney trio PNAU have teamed up with Budjerah for a new collab, ‘Stranger Love’. It’s a super impressive single that sees them combine both their signature sounds so well.

PNAU’s Nick Littlemore describes the song as, “an interstellar banger to be enjoyed by the trippy dreamer in all of us.” And that pretty much sums it up.

It’s this elevated, euphoric banger. The hectic production is perfectly balanced by Budjerah’s smooth vocals.

“Meeting a young, spirited artist like Budjerah is beautiful and challenging,” says Littlemore. “To encounter someone so young who already has a great handle on creativity and kindness confronts one’s own insecurities.”

“He comes across as a natural; not something one sees a lot of in this business. Whilst we come from vastly different experiences, the supernatural power of music brought us together.”

Budjerah reveals the song was initially an acoustic ballad. “The song was written based on the book The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and describes the relationship between the young boy (the little Prince) and a rose that lands on his home planet,” he says.

“The boy cares for her, he gives her his love and attention, but the rose doesn’t really appreciate the boy, so he leaves the planet.

“It was really fun to make the track with PNAU. I recorded the vocals with Nick Littlemore when we met in Byron in February of 2021.

“The performance element of a dance record is quite different to what I’m used to, but it was really fun. It sounds really great.”

Nick Littlemore and Budjerah premiered the track on triple j yesterday afternoon.

It saw Littlemore reveal some juicy goss on their upcoming album. He revealed they’ve locked in Elton John as a featured artist and The Kid LAROI might join Elton on a track.

Catch ‘Stranger Love’ below.

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