US producer Max Fry follows up Majestic Casual released “Passage” with another poignant new offering in “Take It Slow”.
A collaboration with Canadian artist Lhasa Petik, the new single boasts a catchy vocal melody which floats over ukulele chords, until heavy 808s make an entry which perfectly juxtaposes the delicate plucking of the intro.
“Take It Slow” may seem like a plea to a lover upon first listen. However, it is actually a dialogue between Lhasa’s current and former self, following a whirlwind year of loving and letting go. It describes her thought process while letting go of a relationship that she struggled to move on from; “you were looking for a way out, I made you take the long route.”
“Oh I hope that you take it slow, so that if you crash, you’ll still come back home to me” is a plea to herself to ensure that she won’t let herself get to that broken place again; so that she always has enough energy to get home.
Max elaborates on the creation process: After hearing Lhasa’s most recent project “Outside / Dreaming”, I knew I wanted to work with her. Lhasa sent over the original idea for the song – knew we had created something special after combining Lhasa’s vocals and ukulele riffs with my drums, backing vocals, and electric guitar.