Vienna-born, Berlin-based singer, songwriter and producer Narou is becoming increasingly renowned for his future-facing takes on soul and R&B. Past gems like « Oblivious » with James Chatburn and « Prophecy » with Hannah Jenkins have seen him bring out the best in his collaborators, but new single « Deep End » sees him go it alone, putting his own pained vocals under the spotlight.
The visuals follow Narou as he heads out on a late night drive to think over the mistakes he’s made and why he feels the need to be so impulsive. As he explains in greater detail in the YouTube description, « Deep End » taps right into that perspective we get only after we’ve cooled down from an argument, while lamenting why it’s so hard to find that viewpoint in the moment.
« I wrote this song as a homage to my somewhat impulsive behaviour after fights in a loving relationship, » he says. « I challenged myself to start with the hook in order to hit the listener with that dramatic message and feeling right away. Saying that I don’t ever wanna hear back from that person is a feeling that doesn’t reflect my actual needs when the storm has cleared, but more so a display of pure anger I felt in that very moment. The second verse really brings clarity because I realized that this feeling will pass and all I want to do is forget about it and move on. We often find ourselves in situations like this. For me personally it has been an immense learning curve and I am slowly learning to control my emotions and my anger from a place of peace and love. »
« Deep End » is taken from Narou’s upcoming Good Company EP, due later this year.