Iamu has just released “Papaya,” and it’s chock full of surprises. They specifically bounce around the trap genre, but you can find all kinds of “ear candy” throughout. “I got inspired by 90s hip-hop and R&B,” states iamu. “In the first part, I tried to get harder west coast vibes. The second part was inspired by Destiny’s Child.” The west coast-styled sound most definitely can be heard in the first half, which is always welcomed. I’m a huge fan of the genre blending these days – it’s something that’s going to morph future genres, and iamu is doing a remarkable job of doing just that. In my opinion, he’s way ahead of the game. “My favorite part [of ‘Papaya’] is the start of the second drop, right when the sidechain meets the pluck sounds and the vocals start to breathe,” states iamu.
Much like any other song that’s ever produced, the direction of “Papaya” was different when iamu first started producing it. “I wanted to drop it with high, screechy sounds,” says iamu. “I finally found the lead sound for the first drop and didn’t even plan on making a melodic drop at all. But one idea led to another, and 30 minutes later, I had part two, which is one of the best things I’ve ever made.”
Iamu has quite a bit planned for 2017, including collaborations and becoming more established. So, be sure to give “Papaya” a listen via the SoundCloud link below, and follow iamu on social media to stay in touch with him during his journey into the electronic music industry.