ROOM8 Debut Dreamy Ode To Rekindling Romance, ‘This Place Again (feat. Polina)': PopCrush Premiereby Bradley Stern | PopCrush
Can’t seem to shake that loving feeling, despite your very best efforts to break free? Is agonizing about your messy feelings across a slick dance beat your choice method of emotional expression?
Great! We’ve got you covered.
ROOM8, the LA-based two-man troupe made up of producers Ezra Reich and Nic Johns, are slowly but surely serving up what promises to be one of the year’s most promising electro-pop EPs, due to be released in the fall.
After dropping “No Hard Feelings,” their lush no-strings break-up anthem with NYC-based singer-songwriter King Deco, the dance-pop duo returns this month with the second track off the upcoming EP: “This Place Again,” which we’re excited to premiere on PopCrush today.
The throbbing, ’80s-leaning club cut — which sort of sounds like a wistful Annie or Kleerup jam — features vocals from Russian-bred singer-songwriter Polina, the talented artist responsible for co-penning Sean Kingston‘s “Party All Night (Sleep All Day)” and Eminem‘s Marshall Mathers LP 2 cut “Legacy.”
She also happens to be no stranger to a club feature, having previously collaborated with everyone from Tiësto (“Tornado”) to Felix Cartal (“Don’t Turn On The Lights”) to Steve Aoki (“Come With Me”). And now, she’s in this (club) place again, supplying aching emotion to ROOM8’s romantic ode to rekindling.
“We’re in this place again / I thought that I could close the door / It only made me want it more,” the singer croons across the twinkling, nostalgic synth pulse. Consider this one firmly stuck on repeat — much like that unshakable love affair.
Listen to “This Place Again” featuring Polina up top, and let us know what you think of the throbbing cut in the comments.
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