– Spy vs Spy

Released: 29 June 2022

NADJIA – Spy vs SPy
so damn emotional, so damn perfect
I am almost speechless at how good this song is. The vocals are so different to each other, yet they are absolute perfection.

The melody is pure magic. If you are like me in to your gothic music, this is just so damn emotional, so damn perfect.

I cannot fault anything with it; the lyrics, the music the vocals all perfectly blended into a piece of musical magic.

Elements of other influences are there, but in a way, I have not heard before. Did I mention the vocals? Yes, oh, well, they are also just so perfect.

I would honestly listen to this song forever. It is just beautiful.

I think this could be the most beautiful song to be released this year, if not for many years.

NADJIA- Spy vs Spy is an actual piece of musical perfection.


Electronic project NADJIA celebrates 25 years of releasing music with their new single "Spy vs Spy", a biographical song commemorating the life of frontman and founder M’s father, who passed from COVID-19 in December of 2020. The track is a continuation of NADJIA’s Bat-O-Matic, their full-length album being released one song at a time. Spy vs Spy is the second single.

While M handles lead vocals, percussion, samples and synths, he is joined by Angela Denk on the track. Denk, who sings and plays guitar for Chicago rock project Pretty Cliques, lends her vocals on the hook. NADJIA cofounder Paul Jansen sings backup and provides a symphonic touch with the violin, and Johnny McAndrew—of Baton Rouge’s goth rock group Kali Yuga—plays the guitar.

“I wanted to capture the truly cinematic scope of remembrance on this track. There’s no way to encapsulate a whole life inside one song, but I wanted to give the feel of that sweeping span of time if possible, and I feel like Paul’s strings really brought this there,” said M.

The single comes out as both audio and video. The video, a black and white visual nod to mid-20th century espionage films, was directed by New Orleans visual artist Opus Mercury.

The B-side to the single, Something About Planes (Synthecide Mix), presents a starker side of NADJIA. It’s a new version of the song that originally appeared on NADJIA’s 2010 release, Angels of Rust. M holds down vocals, samples, percussion and arrangement on the track while Paul Jansen provides synths as does John D.

Both tracks were mastered by Mariana Hutten of MCHC Music in Toronto.

Das elektronische Projekt NADJIA feiert 25 Jahre Musik mit ihrer neuen Single "Spy vs Spy", einem biografischen Song, der an das Leben des Vaters von Frontmann und Gründer M erinnert, der im Dezember 2020 an COVID-19 verstorben ist. Der Track ist eine Fortsetzung von NADJIAs Bat-O-Matic, deren Album in voller Länge einen Song nach dem anderen veröffentlicht. Spy vs Spy ist die zweite Single.

Während M Leadgesang, Percussion, Samples und Synthesizer übernimmt, wird er von Angela Denk auf dem Track begleitet. Denk, die für das Chicagoer Rockprojekt Pretty Cliques singt und Gitarre spielt, verleiht ihren Gesang am Haken. NADJIA-Mitbegründer Paul Jansen singt Backup und sorgt für eine symphonische Note mit der Geige, und Johnny McAndrew - von Baton Rouges Gothic-Rock-Gruppe Kali Yuga - spielt Gitarre.

"Ich wollte den wirklich filmischen Umfang der Erinnerung auf diesem Track einfangen. Es gibt keine Möglichkeit, ein ganzes Leben in einem Song einzukapseln, aber ich wollte, wenn möglich, das Gefühl dieser weitreichenden Zeitspanne vermitteln, und ich habe das Gefühl, dass Pauls Saiten dies wirklich dorthin gebracht haben", sagte M.

Die Single erscheint sowohl als Audio als auch als Video. Das Video, eine schwarz-weiße visuelle Anspielung auf Spionagefilme aus der Mitte des 20. Jahrhunderts, wurde vom New Orleans bildenden Künstler Opus Mercury gedreht

Die B-Seite der Single Something About Planes (Synthecide Mix) präsentiert eine stärkere Seite von NADJIA. Es ist eine neue Version des Songs, die ursprünglich auf NADJIAs Veröffentlichung von 2010, Angels of Rust, erschien. M hält Gesang, Samples, Percussion und Arrangement auf dem Track fest, während Paul Jansen Synthesizer zur Verfügung stellt, ebenso wie John D.

Beide Tracks wurden von Mariana Hutten von MCHC Music in Toronto gemastert.


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