Emerging Greek talent Xenia Ghali once again showcases her gift for writing dance anthems with her latest offering – ‘Places’.
After the success of previous track ‘Under These Lights’, which hit the #1 spot on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs Chart this summer, Xenia has enlisted the help of singer/songwriter and actress Raquel Castro on vocals for the follow up. The combination looks to be a match made in heaven, as the result is a radio friendly bass-influenced affair that is as at home being played on the airwaves as it is on the dancefloor.
The luscious pads and warm piano chords permeate throughout the breakdown, finely paired with the dreamy and catchy vocals of Castro. The deep-house inspired bassline gives the track the grit it needs as the song works towards its climax. When it does overtake, strong drums combine with the bass to provide the groove while cleverly pitched, choppy vocal stabs demonstrate Xenia’s obvious abilities in the studio.
‘Places’ is a different direction for the multi-dimensional Xenia, an artist in possession of a kaleidoscopic range of originality, clearly keeping her finger on the pulse when it comes to writing songs that both her fans want to hear as well as drawing in new devotees to her cause. Xenia’s diversity and ability to create music that is instantly memorable ensure that she is on course to continue her impressive rise in the dance music world, and cement Xenia Ghali as a name to pay attention to.