I LIKE THAT | L D R U – ‘NEXT TO YOU’
Taking a break from his hit collaborative project Carmada, L D R U is back with another tropical masterpiece, ‘Next to You’.
Featuring catchy vocal work from guest vocalist Savoi the piece is as much a club banger as it is a pick me up for a Monday morning. Full of energy, but light enough to be taken in during any upbeat context it’s hard not to get hooked. The lyrics are simple, never really pushing past providing a cause to follow the track. They add a layer that breaks up the ostentatious beats that L D R U provides.
Production wise, the track takes a cyclical nature, of building up and washing back out, but it never feels overly repetitive. The soaring synths create a summery feel, while the relapse that allows for the vocals to push forward has a tendency to send a chill down your spine. It’s a remarkable combination and reveals the strength of L D R U’s production capacities.
It’s an impressive diversion from L D R U’s last track, ‘Keeping Score’, with a contrasting use of guest vocals. This diverted path teases a side of L D R U last seen prior to his frequent work with Carmada. It leaves us with the hope that we will see more of his distinct solo work in the near future, possibly branching out in a way that we haven’t seen so much form him in the past.
By Ayden Measham-Pywell