Indie Pop-Duo INÉS release their debut single

Photograph of Inés by Alba Morassutti

INÉS is composed of singer/lyricist Inés Morassutti-Vitale and producer/composer/mixing engineer Wilko Schmidt-Dannert. This duo are based in the Dutch city of Groningen which is in the North of the country. Their debut song was released on January 21st 2022 with independent record label Metropolis Blue. Metropolis Blue is a record label that has been created and run entirely by students of the London Academic of Contemporary Music. They went on to combine forces with London Metropolis Studios to bring Metropolis Blue Record label.

INÉS brings to you a dreamy sounding summer soundtrack vibe called ‘You’ they describe it as:

“If Brian Burton had produced a Lana Del Ray-EP on cassette tapes in a beach house somewhere in England while feeling severe 90’s nostalgia this is what it would sound like. Maybe…”

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You can see their brand new video that has been released on the 4th February 2022 below, where you can enjoy the blissful, romantic and calm song ‘You’.

You by INÉS

INÉS goes on to describe the feeling that the song conveys:

“YOU is an embodiment of the classic post-breakup feeling, it is a reminder of an exciting and loving period, which had to be left in the past and now ‘You’ fades into the nostalgia of one ordinary human experience. The lonely voicemail rowing a guitar through a lake of lo-fi drum infused melancholy towards a sunset of a quiet day, when they were happy together”.

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INÉS is focused on writing songs to express her own life experiences, they go on to say:

“I hope to open and evoke the listeners emotionally, maybe they might relate to them in one way or another”

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Inés’s main influence for her music is her half Italian and half French heritage. Growing up in Italy until the age of 12 and then moving to France, exposed her to many different sounds, music and genres. Her father bought her the love for music by spending countless hours jamming together to the sounds of his guitar. Her first ever CD that she owned was by artist Björk. Other favourites included one of Italy’s most popular singer songwriter Franco Battiato whose main genres concentrated on experimental, new wave and progressive pop. Later on in life she started to listen to artist’s of the likes of Amy Winehouse which opened her to more soulful genres like Jazz and Blues.

Photograph of Inés by Alba Morassutti

An artist’s creative process can be wide and varied between each individual. To understand the mind of INÉS and how they have come up with their songs she goes on to say:

“I write music together with my music partner Wilko Schmidt-Dannert. When I start making music, I am never really sure where it will lead. I just start playing some chords, improvise and then add some vocals on top. We meet about once a week to talk about the songs, show each other what we made and exchange the demos and then go on to work on it. Once they are fully written, we re-record all the vocals and some of the instruments and then go on to finish the songs.”

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Future endeavours include the release of their second single and finally releasing the whole EP which is definitely something to watch out for. INÉS can be found on multiple platforms including Instagram, Spotify and Facebook.