Hear the best piano breakdown of the year on Louis Futon’s ‘Wasted On You’
ODESZA has been supporting many talented up and coming producers with their Foreign Family collective which serves as a platform to release absolute musical gems and LOUIS FUTON‘s latest release ‘Wasted On You’ featuring ROZES is no exception. ‘Wasted On you’ provides that perfect mix of pop and dance that’ll keep your body moving for days.
Louis Futon shows his talent as a producer on ‘Wasted On You’ with dynamic use of synths that vary from light and catchy to wailing and in your face, especially when the chorus comes along and all the tracks elements come together. The track has a great sense of balance and blends heaps of small sounds like little glitches and laser noises into the main synth melody along with vocal ad-libs that make the production a lot more dense and interesting.
The highlight for me personally was the piano breakdown where the vocals of ROZES really get to shine and the production goes to a bare minimum of simple keys and hand claps before building up to the main in your face synths that are in the chorus, it really shows a lot of dynamic range which not only shows skill but also discipline in a producer.
Speaking on how the track came to be, Louis Futon said “Liz (ROZES) and I found out we were both based in Philly, and a couple weeks later we were writing and recording the track in my basement. We instantly connected and came up with “Wasted On You.”
Hopefully we can hear more original tracks like ‘Wasted On You’ in the future.
Words by Aiden Benavides