UK producers Alex Ross & Futosé share their brand new collaborative single ‘Separated’, out now through Columbia Records.
Musically, ‘Separated’ is sweetly uplifting but lyrically sourly melancholic, with the conflict and tension creating an irresistibly catchy groove-ridden R&B flavoured House anthem. From the opening bars of ‘Separated’ this new production from Alex Ross and Futosé yearns to be heard on a sunlit dance floor.
Featuring lyrics taken from Avant’s R&B hit ‘Separated’, they lament a relationship gone wrong and will soundtrack many a summer breakup: ”And when we were together, we never turned our backs on each other, But now that we’re separated, we can’t stand one another.”
Listen to ‘Separated’ by Alex Ross x Futosé on the Shoot Music New Releases Playlist on Spotify.
Produced by the pair of friends, it was created, like most music in the last year, during lockdown remotely. Somehow they have overcome those obstacles to create a record they are both immensely proud of. The duo say of the track, “Produced during Lockdown over Zoom, ‘Separated’ just seemed to flow effortlessly from each of us.
“We took inspiration from some of the music we listen to, but wouldn’t usually set out to create on our own, so it’s a great fusion of styles. A great summer melancholic feel I think everyone can relate to.”
Huddersfield-born DJ Alex Ross’ prolific output means that he has amassed over 40 million Spotify streams with his previous releases ‘All Of You’, ‘Close Enough’, ‘Deep In Your Heart’ and his biggest hit ‘Dreams’ – featuring Dakota and T-Pain – which has over 28 million streams alone. He has also become an in demand remixer having reworked tracks for the likes of Snoop Dogg, Pitbull, OneRepublic, Mabel and Craig David.
Futosé has been producing music from a very young age and already has a string of successful solo releases such as ‘Play’, ‘Waiting for Tonight‘ and ‘Crazy For Your Love’, with millions of plays across streaming platforms. After focusing on a deeper/piano house sound he has also begun to get offers for remix work having already done two official remixes for Zara Larsson.