IILLEGAL ALLIIEN – EP
MADANII & LLUCID release their anticipated EP “IILLEGAL ALLIIEN” along with music video for single, “Wvterwine” after teasing their audience with singles since September.
Known for their striking visuals and modern production mixed with classic 90’s RnB elements- “IILLEGAL ALLIIEN” tackles deeper topics for the newcomer future-pop duo, centering on ‘otherness’ versus inclusivity. Blending traditional Iranian instruments like ney, santur and Kamanche with futuristic synth hooks, MADANII displays her Middle Eastern background in a mix of modern Pop elements collaborated on with LLUCID.
With the intro from an Iranian folk-song transitioning into modern synth hooks and booming bass in the single “Sober” or a new interpretation of a Persian lullaby with “Biā,” MADANII & LLUCID manage to float between nostalgia and a completely new perspective. Integration is found between heritage and present.
In “Say Something,” MADANII’s humming vocals are reminiscent of Aaliyah or Mya, while the production pushes modern limits in the direction of FKA Twigs or Sampha. Again, that perfect balance between old and new is captured in a powerful duo, following the tracks confession to personal vulnerability and the difficulty an introverted person can sometimes have in opening up.
“Wvterwine,” is a single that releases coinciding with the EP itself, accompanied by a stunning music video. Both the single and the video strengthen the overarching theme of the EP itself- shining a light on the current “fear of the other” that pervades society today. “Wvterwine talks about people’s tendency to just accept or wish for quick and easy answers – ending up not really thinking for themselves anymore” describes
|MADANII & LLUCID||Intro|
|MADANII & LLUCID||Sober|
|MADANII & LLUCID||Biā|
|MADANII & LLUCID||Say Something|
|MADANII & LLUCID||Talk|
|MADANII & LLUCID||Wvterwine|
|MADANII & LLUCID||Bād|