Denver-based electronic duo Shae District released their newest single, “We Belong,” earlier this month, featuring Boulder-based vocalist Dafna. This is the first track from Shae District’s forthcoming Lose Myself EP and it comes equipped with a stunning music video directed by Hudson Ratzlaff and Hannah Sanders that tracks the ups and downs of romance.
Shae District (Andrew Parpart and Debjit Das) are a multi-talented outfit tat straddle the line between live and electronic music. They initially burst onto the scene on a tour with Jai Wolf and released their debut EP, Things We Were Raised By, soon after. They have since supported the likes of Big Gigantic, Shallou, Phantoms, and Manila Killa. They most recently launched their label and collective, Black Swan International, alongside artists COVEX and BARDZ. In a charity livestream partnered with Electric Hawk, the label was able to raise $3,000 for the #SaveOurStages movement.
“We Belong” features lush chords and a chilled-out groove to guide the production while Dafna’s indie sensibilities shine through on her brilliant topline. An airy bassline carries the soothing opening vocals. Glistening synth melodies back the delicate tones in the heart-brimming lyrics. More instrumental elements dart throughout the production, building through a turning point in the song, which is accompanied by a few seconds of synthesized vocals. Live trumpet adds a distinct flair to the latter part of the song. The song carries sweet pleasantness throughout and I can definitely see this being a song of the summer. It’s the perfect tune to roll your windows down to – gentle instrumentals against the breeze.
Reflecting on the song and the video, Shae District explains,
Creating this track and its music video was a really incredible process. The track itself features contributions from a few different artists which was an exciting experience for us, combining so many different ideas into one cohesive sound. This was our first music video too which came together with help from a variety of Denver creatives. We woke up at 4 AM to capture certain scenes, were repeatedly stopped by security in separate locations and overall was a great way to bond with the team and push ourselves creatively in order to make something greater than the sum of its parts.