Den grekiska, numera Londonbaserade sångerskan Irene Skylakaki har här den goda smaken att bjuda in Jay-Jay Johanson för att framföra duetten Souvenir. En vacker och vemodig låt som bygger upp från ett snyggt pianokomp och som sedan får ett behaglig beat som lyfter fram låten. Lägg sedan till de båda rösterna som kompletterar varandra perfekt på låten.
-Magi, skulle jag säga.
“I got my first taste of Souvenir a few years ago, when producer Andres Mesa sent me a voice recording of some beautiful piano chords he had come up with. They were so irresistible that I had to turn them into a song. Having just gone through a breakup, the task felt simple and organic. We then spent a couple of years playing around with different versions of the song, until Hristos Lainas helped us finalize it. I shared the end-result with Jay-Jay Johanson, an artist I admire and respect enormously, and on new year’s eve I was presented with the most surreal surprise. Jay-Jay had not only remixed the song, but had also added his vocals to it. In a very serendipitous way, we found ourselves in South Africa, shooting a music video with David East, a director whose work I’m a big fan of. I really hope you enjoy it as much as I’ve enjoyed this journey.”