Have a listen to the debut single from Jakarta-born, Brooklyn-based singer, songwriter and producer Nate Qi. This is ‘Collide’.
Nate Qi harness obvious synth-pop influences with more subtle folk sensibilities to create a track filled with plenty of heart, soul and sincerity.
Collide is a gentle ride with comforting vocal melodies. There’s not a lot to unpack with this one necessarily, as the song maintains its mild rhythms throughout, but it does offer a calming listen – one that you’ll have no issues with hitting the replay button on more than a few times.
Nate’s softly spoken lyrics convey a feeling of honesty, tinged with both hope and apprehension. Nate describes the song himself as a tribute to the fluttery feelings in the stomach when you are at a juncture in life, ready to take a chance and surrender to the metaphorical abyss down the cliff. It’s about knowing that the chance of failure is high but taking a leap forward anyway.
We’re definitely digging this one. So if you haven’t already hit play on ‘Collide’ above and follow Nate Qi on Facebook for all the latest.