‘Only U’ is the latest single from Danish artist KING: dark, poignant and weighty pop music from one of Europe’s brightest new lights. KING first announced herself on the world stage in summer 2016 with the release of debut single ‘Promise’, a record that has since clocked up more than a million views on YouTube. Since then, she has released a steady stream of head-turning singles, with ‘Only U’ the latest in a discography that grows more fascinating with every release.
On ‘Only U’ KING teams up a new production team of Peter Yushichi St James and Christian Nilsson. Canadian-turned-Swede St James has earned a nomination for Best Song at the 2014 Berlin MVAs and was named one of Spotify’s Spotlight artists to watch in 2015. Nilsson hails from Sweden where he now resides after a stint working in LA. At once exuberant and uplifting but tempered with an underlying sense of creeping menace, ‘Only U’ is unlike anything else you’re likely to hear this year. KING’s voice – at first delicate and vulnerable – grows ever more defiant as the song progresses: a powerhouse performance perfectly complimented by the darkly brilliant production. “’Only U’ is the hardest track I’ve ever recorded. Christian and James made me do everything over and over again because they wanted it to be perfect. I’m really proud of this track: the sound, my tone and the lyrics. If a song could be perfect this is the one.” KING