Van Bobbi’s journey began in Downtown Los Angeles in 2016 with the desire to create a project that combines his love for indie-pop, afro-beat and R&B.
His latest single ‘Kickdrum Heartbeat’ has ‘flavourously’ combined them all to create a song that is uplifting and is one huge call to get dancing and spread those good vibes.
Featuring emotive drum rhythms, infectious hooks and layered synths, the single succeeds in delivering a statement which is both primal and visceral.
Having studied Afro-Cuban drums, the songwriter incorporates groove-laden beats throughout the track. “I like hard-hitting drums and dancing basslines,” said Van Bobbi.
“I also love to sneak in bits of ‘ear-candy’ and fun little percussive sounds that come out of nowhere. Phil Collins is someone I love for drums.”
Thematically the song is about remaining positive and letting storms pass patiently.