'Gunfighter' is their first official artist release, after years of working as songwriters and producers
MOTTO are a Dutch duo consisting of singer/songwriter Jalise and
producer/songwriter Joveek. The pair have long worked behind the
scenes in music but now they're stepping out into the limelight with
their debut single Gunfighter.
we work for other people," says Jalise. "With The MOTTO we
can show who we are. We are proud of our ideas, creativity and
opinions, even when it's different from what's out there. The MOTTO
is art from the heart, without boundaries."
its Original form, Gunfighter is a slice of haunting, leftfield
electro-pop sitting somewhere between Charlie XCX and London Grammar.
But the reason it's here today is the accompanying refix from fellow
Netherlands native Lady Bee, which takes the track into trap
territory, where snarling, grinding bass and Jalise's sugar-sweet
vocal counterpoint each other perfectly.