While I love top-heavy tracks that are loaded with layers of sounds, there’s something equally satisfying about a track whose quality is found in its subtleties. Zuma’s newest, a Lenis Kim featuring track titled “All Nite,” falls in the latter category as it echoes the vibes of lounge music gone electronic. Sultry and smooth, the bulk of its production ebbs and flows with a velvety texture that’s complimented by weighty undertones and percussive frills alike.
Just the right amount of production work sets up an ideal platform for Kim as she delivers a performance that’s essential to “All Nite’s” atmosphere, her affecting vocals painting a verbal picture of romance’s blend of love and infatuation. It’s easy to imagine a pastiche lounge performance of the track with Zuma on the keys while Kim lights a cigarette and croons to a red-saturated room, the clanking of champagne glasses and hushed conversations serving as their audible backdrop. Just as easily, it could serve as the soundtrack to a romantic night in an upscale hotel room, candles lit and all. The possibilities are endless for “All Nite.”
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