Beginning with the beautifully tragic lyric, “You and me can fall apart together,” the “Break” by Wayfarer// and North Elements exhibits the counter-balance that the Australian producers had in mind when they sought to blend their electro-soul sound with the soft delicate vocals of NYC-based vocalist and songwriter, Denitia (of the duo denitia and sene.). On “Break,” your imperfections, your battle scars, your downright crazy is celebrated as it very well might be the perfect complement to someone else’s uniqueness.
“I’ve always been fascinated by the Japanese art form, Kintsugi, the art of embracing damage,” explains North Elements. “This song is a romanticism of this same concept. Your imperfections and impermanence make you a work of art.” Meanwhile, Denitia penned the track’s thoughtful and intriguing lyrics from a different perspective. “I’ve been feeling extra intense lately, and these days, the world feels like it’s constantly caving in,” she says. “When I find something I really want, it feels fragile and urgent. The pressure and the need to live truly in the moment when nothing else is ever promised. It’s beautiful and scary all at once. To find someone to fall apart with, it’s good company.” Good company, indeed.
“Break” brings these three artists varied creative backgrounds together, and the result is an effortless composite of styles that is somehow both soothing and vibrant. The track was brilliantly mastered by Aussie engineer Andre Eremin, known for his work with Chet Faker and Bounce-Worthy SoulBounce darlings Hiatus Kaiyote.
Take a “Break” from your day and bask in your individuality while you give this track a spin below. Be sure to share it someone who sees the perfection in your imperfections.