Last Friday saw the release of two Tileyard-heavy tracks: Nobody by Temmpo & Joe Cleere and My Redemption Song (Acoustic Mix) by Manovski & Sam Grey. After establishing a career as a songwriter and producer, multi-talented Temmpo launched his career as a solo artist in 2016. Nobody is his third single and represents a different direction – moving away from house to a soul/afrobeat sound, complemented by the soulful vocals of JoeCleere.
Temmpo says of the song: “Nobody is a track I co-wrote with UK soul artist Tiggs Da Author. The song was inspired by long distance relationships, and the need to re-assure the other partner that they still want the relationship to work. The song was originally written as a pop/soul-record.
“I gave it an organic afro-beat twist, but kept all the soul elements from the original to create a fresh mashup of two musical worlds, driven home by an amazing vocal performance from the very talented Joe Cleere.”
Australian-born Manovski has been working at Tileyard Studios for little over a year, but has achieved a lot in that time. Shortly after his arrival he began collaborating with Sigala, co-writing and co-producing his UK top 10 single Give Me your Love ft John Newman & Nile Rodgers, and became the musical director for his live shows.
Manovski’s skills as a songwriter can be heard on the stripped back, acoustic version of his forthcoming single, My Redemption Song, written with singer/songwriter Sam Gray. This track is a unique strain of uplifting acoustic house music, revolving around a catchy guitar riff and enhanced by Gray’s vocal prowess and inspiring lyrics.