Copenhagen’s William Asingh is better known as Vera; a young Scandinavian artist known for working with new acts coming out of Denmark like Off Bloom and Liss, as well as more established artists like Danish superstar MØ. He’s now concentrating on his own music, and first up is Nobody Else, whose deceiving guitar intro gives way to a soulfully smooth, sultry electro grower.
Vera says Nobody Else is a tribute to the Caribbean novel Wide Sargasso Sea by the Creole writer Jean Rhys; the novel is viewed as a response to Brontë’s Jane Eyre. “This song came along in such a lovely way. I met one of my oldest friends in a studio one day and I hadn’t heard what he had been working on for ages.
He played me this beat and I fell in love immediately. I went on to do a few things on top of it and a few days later his band’s singer and I met with Off Bloom who helped us do the vocal-melodies. When I got home that day I played it to my girlfriend and she came up with the lyrics for the song.”
Nobody Else is out now, and will feature on the Good Job – No Conversation EP is released on Friday 8th December through Ultra Records/Ministry of Sound.