Today’s song is “HeartBreaker” by MAARI. The Sydney, Australia group is composed of Bronte Maree and Kabusii. They came together in early 2017 and after going through several outfits and genres they decided to indulge in creating music with a mix of real and software instruments.
In June 2017, the Indie Pop duo saw the release of their first single “Shades of Jealousy” which combined their love of R&B, Soul and Electronic Music and put them on the map as a duo unafraid to push the boundaries of Pop. The pair have since been renowned for their “Maari Cover Sessions,” which are unique rearrangements of Contemporary Pop songs, injected with unpredictable flavours and influences that hint at the production style to expect in further original releases.
According to the group the song “comes across as a powerful declaration of independence and sexuality… but the song is littered with confessions of pain, loss and insecurity. We wanted to create an erratic fusion of aggression and vulnerability, which is accentuated in the intense highs and lows of the production.”
“HeartBreaker” was self produced and recorded in the duo’s home studio, which they dub “The Maari Kitchen.” During the mixing stages, Bronte Maree and Kabusii worked closely with Sydney engineer Saul Santilli at Santilli Studios who then forwarded the track for mastering to New York producer Joe Laporta of Sterling Studios (Shawn Mendez, Imagine Dragons, The Weeknd).