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Published on April 30th, 2021 | by Dr. Jerry Doby


Vindata Team Up With Grammy-Winning Singer-Songwriter Kaydence On Third Album Single “One Time” Out Via Monstercat

Vindata teaming up with Kaydence is a match made in music heaven and this offering One Time is an amazing collab that takes you on a cool trip with its smooth music bed and awesome story…check out the official line on the release below!

LA-based electronic r&b duo Vindata has returned with their next highly-anticipated album single, “One Time” in collaboration with Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Kaydence. Out on Monstercat, the single speaks to the vulnerabilities we feel when we first dive into love, whether that be a rush of fear or complete happiness. It’s another impressive cut that showcases the duo’s versatile ability to balance raw emotion, r&b beats, and electronic complexities – a true testament to their artistic depth. “One Time” will appear on their debut album, ‘…With Opened Eyes’, coming June 4 on Monstercat.

Vindata shares, “We collaborated with Kaydence, Tyler Rohn, and Dave Cappa on this record. Early on, we knew that this song was a perfect fit for the energy and tone we wanted to convey on our album. Instantly, it reminded us of that youthful love you never forgot.”

Kaydence adds, “I met Vindata through a super talented mutual friend. I had originally written “One Time” for Teyana but after the beat was used, I decided to revamp it and make it my own. I brought in Vindata and our friend Tyler Rohn to create a whole new vibe for the song, and they delivered. “One Time” is about that moment you completely let your guard down and allow yourself to be vulnerable. It’s an intense feeling based on fear, happiness, and potentially love. We spend our time reflecting on what we think love is based on – our most recent experiences – but let’s just live in the experience and hope it grows into true love.”

Vindata’s musical roots stem from their r&b and gospel upbringing, but since diving into the dance music scene in 2010, they’ve integrated a niche blend of downtempo electronic elements. Making waves from the warehouse to the mainstage, the duo have become household names in the crossover space, attracting work with prolific creatives including Anderson .Paak, Mija, Ellie Goulding, A-Trak, Jack Ü, Sweater Beats, and more. Delivering their debut album this summer, they return with purpose on the LP, giving Black producers a space to shine in the dance community and beyond.

Kaydence is a sought-after collaborator and best known for co-writing #1 songs like Ariana Grande’s “thank u, next” and “7 rings,” as well as Beyoncé’s “Black Parade.” Her poignant style has earned her releases with H.E.R, Alina Baraz, Timbaland, as well as upcoming releases with icons like Leon Bridges, Normani, Mary J. Blige, and more.

About Vindata

LA-based duo Branden Ratcliff and Jared Poythress started out producing hip-hop and R&B tracks before becoming infatuated with electronic music after hearing Justice’s debut album. During the early 2010s, they refined their sound, moving away from hard, buzzing dance tracks and heading toward a more contemplative downtempo sound, with rich, sensuous melodies and heavily detailed production.

At the height of the EDM boom, Vindata injected a breath of fresh air into the scene. Infiltrating the genre with a distinct style that reflected their R&B roots and gospel upbringing, they quickly made their mark as forward-thinking tastemakers. While they’re often associated with dance music producers like Skrillex and A-Trak, their dreamy, stargazing tunes also hold space with the cinematic soundscapes of ODESZA and Slow Magic.

Vindata released their sophomore EP, For One to Follow, in 2014, as well as the single “Where You Are” in collaboration with Sweater Beats and Bella Hunter. These releases attracted the attention of several heavy-weight DJs, leading to appearances at major music festivals and remixes for Ellie Goulding, Alex Metric, A-Trak, and Skrillex and Diplo’s collaborative project, Jack Ü.

The duo signed to Skrillex’s OWSLA imprint in 2015, releasing their third EP, Through Time and Space…, that August. Over the subsequent two years, Vindata remained prolific, dropping singles like 2016’s “Own Life” featuring Anderson .Paak and 2017’s “Right Now” featuring Njomza and Alex & Alex.

After taking a brief hiatus to reflect and grow, Vindata make their highly-anticipated return in 2021 with their full-length album, …With Opened Eyes, set for release in June on Monstercat. They describe the project as, “a musical reflection on our past experiences in life and how those encounters shaped us.” With tracks and visuals that revisit pivotal chapters in their lives, it’s an ode to the moments that shaped who they are today and where they’re headed from here. If their storied past is any indication, electronic fans are in for an overdue awakening.

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About Kaydence

Kaydence (Kimberly Krysiuk) is a Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter based in LA by way of New York. In the last few years she’s worked with Ariana Grande, writing “Better Off” on the Sweetener album, and co-wrote both Ariana singles that went number 1 “thank u, next” and “7 rings” as well as “nasa” and “make up” on the thank u, next album. In addition to her recent success with Ariana Grande, she co-wrote Beyonce’s latest single “Black Parade” and won a Grammy for “Best R&B Performance”, co-executive produced Brandy’s recent “B7” album, co-wrote Tiwa Savage & Mr. Eazi’s “KEYS TO THE KINGDOM” on Beyoncé’s recent Lion King Album, “The Gift” and “Black is King” Music Film, co-wrote Brandy & Daniel Caesar’s “Love Again”, co-wrote JLO’s single “Medicine” featuring French Montana, and most recently co-wrote Zayn- “Unfuckwitable”. She’s also had releases with H.E.R, Alina Baraz, Timbaland, and has releases coming with Leon Bridges, Normani, Mary J. Blige, and more.

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