Melbourne producer Harla is breaking into the scene this week in emphatic style through a deep house inspired offering titled ‘When You’re Lonely’.

Having dabbled in various genres of music in previous projects, ‘When You’re Lonely’ marks a brand-new territory in production for Harla with a shift towards a heavier dance presence that resulted from several trial and error processes and influences, as well as gaining differing perspectives from outsiders in the early stages of writing.

“It all started on my Akai MPK, playing around with live performance adlibs, old samples and new synths. I was keen to experiment with some new sounds which ultimately led to the tight and energetic hook. I borrowed some elements from tech house and combined them with my interest in more melodic aspects of electronic music. Trying to record elements without quantisation has been fun and challenging, as well as recording the vocals with a more soulful and emotive lyrical delivery. Despite house music often sounding mechanic or robotic, I was keen to retain a sense of looseness to the track.”

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