Published on July 1st, 2020 | by Guest Editor
Lata Harbor links up with Chloe Angelides & Eric Bellinger on new single ‘Drug Of Choice’
Lata Harbor returns with new single ‘Drug Of Choice’, featuring Chloe Angelides and Eric Bellinger, out 5th June.
Underpinned by Angelides’ beautiful vocals, ‘Drug Of Choice’ is a heartfelt, introspective single, a perfect blend of infectious melodies and acoustic musicianship. It marks Lata Harbor’s second release, following March single ‘Wash My Hands’ featuring Marc E. Bassy and August 08.
Lata Harbor says: “Drug Of Choice came about with Chloe Angelides and Nic-Nac coming to my house (the lata oasis) a little before things got crazy with corona. Chloe started playing chords on the Wurlitzer and we began writing to the piano. Nic-Nac added the production and the song was written really fast, pretty sure we were drinking Mezcal that day.”
He continues: “Chloe Nic and I have a group chat called the Mezcal Brigade because we always make a song we like when the Mezcal is flowing. Originally it was just Chloe singing the song we wrote, but I felt it was too good to be a demo that gets held up in purgatory, so I added a verse, and sent the song to Eric. Eric loved the song and finished his part quick and there you have it.
A new alias from Bobby Brackins, Lata Harbor sees the BMI Pop Award winner evolve his sound, writing songs with more stripped-down guitar and piano in comparison to his more synth-based previous material, using more live instrumentation, and collaborating with longtime friends like producer Nic-Nac and other producers, songwriters, artists he has developed relationships with throughout the years.
“Lata Harbor is basically my Gnarls Barkley to Cee-Lo Green” Brackins previously explained. “Like any creative, I’ve grown artistically over the years and I keep evolving. I was ‘Young Bob’ during the GO DAV days of 2005-2009, I was Bobby Brackins who made the song “143” with Ray J and co-wrote radio anthems for Chris Brown, Tinashe, Bieber, Ty Dolla $ign, etc. from 2010-2019 and now with my newfound love of screenwriting, I decided to change my name to Lata Harbor.”
He continued: “Creatively, I feel like everything I’m doing has been enhanced and I’m stepping out of the box and digging deeper with my writing. Lata Harbor houses my new collaborative efforts with my favorite people to work with.“
Chloe Angelides is a US singer-songwriter who has written for scores of high-profile artists, including Jason Derulo, Jessie J, Selena Gomez, Nicki Minaj, while also performing vocals alongside Pitbull, LunchMoney Lewis and more.
Similarly prolific, Erin Bellinger has co-writing credits for tracks with Chris Brown, Usher, Justin Bieber, Trey Songz and more, winning a Grammy for ‘Best R&B Album’ for his contribution to Brown’s 2011 album F.A.M.E..
‘Drug Of Choice’ sees Bobby Brackins continue with his acoustic explorations as Lata Harbor.
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