Producer and multi-instrumentalist NASAYA has returned with his new single, “CIEL” today. The edgy, experimental electronic cut brings a refreshing perspective to the electronic music landscape with refined, minimalist sound design and speedy synth work. Listen to the song, which arrives just before NASAYA’s upcoming run as direct support for ODESZA, now below.
Of the song, he explained, “‘CIEL’ marks a bit of a departure from music I previously released. I moved from the US to Paris in 2020 and the change of scenery kind of changed the way I write music and how I wanted this project to evolve. Also, being stuck at home for these 2 years it made sense to write music all by myself. The track is definitely ‘clubbier’/darker than what I previously released – living in Europe for the first time I started being more influenced by music like garage/breakbeat, jungle, techno etc..
Writing music completely on my own is me going back to my ‘roots’ in a way – (I started writing music to jazz/fusion instrumental songs on guitar) – I found out that the way I can only express certain emotions is through writing instrumental music. I think it’s one the first times I was making songs that felt truly personal to me.
I’m very obsessive with production and sound in general so it feels great to channel my emotions and thoughts into something where I have complete creative control on everything – writing, producing, mixing/mastering to even the designs of the artworks etc.
The song can have different meanings, for me, it captures the melancholic and introspective state of mind that I was feeling at the time — ‘CIEL’ means ‘Sky’ in french.”