Australian electro duo Hermitude has always had a love for hip-hop, putting dope, danceable beats under ill verses from Pell, Big K.R.I.T., The Cool Kids‘ Chuck Inglish and more, but the duo makes a rare lean to heavy rap beats with its latest single “Dusk Till Dawn,” featuring Vic Mensa.
The downtrodden track is dark and gloomy, set in deep blue tones with emphasis on trap-R&B rhythms. There’s still plenty of room for dancing, but those moves will be slow and maybe a little selfish. Mensa takes a cold tone as he portrays a man who’s been forever changed by fame and heartbreak.
“So mad to work with Vic, dude is such a talent,” Hermitude tells Billboard Dance in a joint statement. “It was amazing to watch him come up with hooks and bars on the spot and just flow. He brings his realness to everything he does, and ‘Dusk till Dawn’ is no exception.”
“Dusk Till Dawn” is the latest single from Hermitude’s forthcoming album Pollyanarchy, due out on Sept. 27. The album blends the duo’s hip-hop roots and electronic present with additional features from BJ The Chicago Kid, Buddy, indie-pop band Haiku Hands, and more.
Listen to “Dusk Till Dawn” a day ahead of full release below, exclusively on Billboard Dance.