‘Demon’ is an electric collaboration between South African star Moonchild Sanelly and Glastonbury-natives Sad Night Dynamite: danceable, dystopian but ultimately empowering in its exorcism of dark influences in your life. Recorded remotely over lockdown, ‘Demon’ takes Moonchild and Sad Night’s two very different experiences and transforms them into something strange and new.
Moonchild Sanelly comments on working with Sad Night Dynamite
“It was amazing to work with the guys on this track. I love their sound and when I heard their twisted instrumental, I knew I needed to write about this Demon that was in my life at the time – a very real and dark experience I was going through. It’s great how the guys developed the story and sound, especially as this was a deep one for me. It’s great to work with people with such a different sound who are across the globe feeling the same things about someone!”
Sad Night Dynamite comments on working on “Demon”
“after moon’s verse gave Josh a nightmare in which he was on trial for being a witch. In the end it turned out he wasn’t one, but by that point it was too late, they’d already drowned him. We’ve been big fans of Moonchild for a minute now. We love her music and what she stands for. The energy she brought with ‘Demon’ was so unique. Collabing with her was a no brainer.”
Watch the music video for “Demon” below:
More info about Moonchild Sanelly
Moonchild Sanelly’s recent releases open up a new chapter for her after last year’s EP Nüdes, her standout feature on the Gorillaz album Strange Timez (“With Love to an Ex”), her killer bars on Ghetts UK radio smash “Mozambique” as well as her feature in Beyoncé’s Black Is King visual album for the song “MY POWER.”
Fearless, inclusive and a lot of fun, the artist is only just getting started. Her iconic personal style combined with an outspoken approach to female sexual desire has earned her collaborations with the aforementioned Beyoncé and Gorillaz as well as the likes of Diplo and Wizkid and built her a devoted fanbase. She is “a global superstar waiting to happen” according to Damon Albarn.
More info about Sad Night Dynamite
Sad Night Dynamite, meanwhile, have quickly been hailed the UK’s most exciting new band. A duo of lifelong friends Archie and Josh, the pair met at school but started the project whilst separated at University. Their dizzily accomplished debut mixtape – influences range from Tyler, The Creator, The Specials and Morricone to lyrics laced with a distorted, fairground-mirror way with storytelling – created a true world of its own; and even in the pandemic, saw Sad Night Dynamite win an impassioned early audience (with million of streams, an immediately sold-out headline tour, and co-signs ranging from Gorillaz to FKA Twigs).
You can download / stream “Demon” HERE.
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