Deorro is back with a new single this week that sees him expanding his sonic horizons. The producer and DJ rose to prominence in 2014 with his expert Melbourne bounce efforts on tracks like “Flashlight” with R3HAB and “Freak” with Diplo and Steve Aoki. Now, never one to stand still, Deorro is confounding expectations with his latest release, “Tell Me Lies.”
Teaming up with singer Lesley Roy, the Panda Funk founder offers up an emotive dance ballad that falls far outside his usual bounce work. The song kicks off with a simple mid-tempo drum beat coupled with sparse atmosphere and muted bass tones as Roy delivers some bittersweet topline efforts. The production is restrained throughout to allow the vocal hooks to take the spotlight, before concluding on a high note with an upbeat coda.
Taking influence from R&B and pop, Deorro crafts a stellar production on “Tell Me Lies” topped off by soaring vocal contributions from Lesley Roy. Not many producers from the electro house arena could pull off a genre transition like this with such style, and it just goes to show why Deorro is one of the best dance music artists around today.