By Marissa G. Muller
The pair, who first teamed up on 2011’s “Tourist Trap,” have dropped the first taste of their upcoming collaborative record, 11:11, reports Nest HQ.
Fans of the artist formerly known as Diddy’s shiny electro album Last Train to Paris should find something to like in “My Heart.” The slinky, atmospheric slow-burner sees Sean Combs rapping over balmy synths and melodic guitar work — with his voice processed almost beyond recognition — and backed by Gerber’s robotic vocals. It sounds like a continuation of the sonic palette Combs experimented with Last Train to Paris, which makes a lot of sense considering he sampled Gerber on the intro to that album.
In an interview with VIBE, Gerber said that the pair connected after Diddy released Last Train to Paris.
“He said, ‘I really love your stuff. Maybe we should do some music together. If you’re in New York, let’s hang out,” Gerber recounts. “He told me, ‘All electronic music is booming right now in the States’ but he was coming to Ibiza 10 years ago and he told me, ‘Let’s show them what it really is, because right now it’s booming with really commercial stuff. Let’s show them how originally it was supposed to be.'”
11:11 will reportedly hit the Internet later this summer.