Exploring fresh guises for his warm, deep house explorations, French DJ/producer Michael Calfan brings an exciting collaboration with UK singer/songwriter Leo Stannard in the shape of their new single ‘Better.’
Calfan incorporates his famed soul house groove into a strong, piano-fueled tune, lifted up further by Stannard’s ecstatic vocals and symphonic crescendos. It’s all getting ‘Better’ from here, as this gust of vocal house bliss is out now on Musical Freedom.
Michael Calfan has turned into quite the phenomenon throughout the years, creating a unique soul inspired take on deep house. His tracks have provided the genre with a beautiful, emotionally driven sound – reaching millions of listeners along the way. Key releases include 2015’s ‘Treasured Soul’ and 2016’s ‘Nobody Does It Better’ to last year’s melancholic pop beat ‘Feelings After Dark,’– his much acclaimed debut on Musical Freedom.
‘Better’ stays closer to Calfan’s trademark soul house sound, while cutting new sonic shapes with the emotionally driven vocals of Leo Stannard. Known for acoustic work like his hit single ‘Gravity’ (taken from his 2018 debut album Maratea) as well as collaborations and features with electronic music producers, Stannard has built a wide range of songwriting for himself, moving from introspective indie to uplifting pop and dance.
With this particular effort, the UK singer touches a new milestone, as his warming lyrics effortlessly align with Calfan’s expressive rhythms. Their collab magic is highlighted in the tune’s chorus, when joyous piano chords intertwine with Stannard’s overwhelming vocals, quickly followed by a delirious house drop and strong, immersive crescendos.
The result is a soul-spirited, inspiring house gem, courtesy of Calfan’s smooth production work, enhanced by a singer able to get the perfect hook for the tune. It’s the work of two artists building a unique composition of deep house, soul and indie pop, ending up with a record that will surely make you feel ‘Better’.