Photo of Electric Wire Hustle taken by Alex Fradkin.
The song, as Electric Wire Hustle’s Mara TK tells us, was inspired by the one and only Prince.
“I wrote this song immediately after Prince died, it’s something of an ode to him; his social conscience, his bravery in terms of lyric writing and, of course, his guitar playing,” TK said.
As we all know, Prince’s artistry was one of a kind, the talented musician was unafraid to do and say anything as he pleased. Just as much as we admired and remembered him through his work, we also cherished him for who he was: a charming and enigmatic person who blessed us with his presence until his untimely death earlier this year.
On “Red Window,” you can hear Prince’s influence. From the relaxed and sensual pace of the track, to the soft and funky guitar that echoes underneath TK’s vocals. It’s a mysterious and sexy song that’s definitely powered by the Purple One’s essence.
The 11th Sky is described as “David Lynch meets Motown,” said TK, who now serves as the principal songwriter, producer and vocalist for Electric Wire Hustle. There is layered electronic production throughout that builds a dark and moody foundation for TK’s vocals. Standout tracks aside from “Red Window” include the beautiful and spacious “Go Slow” and “I Light A Candle,” with its somber piano, chopped vocal samples, towering strings and 808s; and “March,” which features Deva Mehal.
The album serves as the follow up to Electric Wire Hustle’s Love Can Prevail, with the project being critically acclaimed and even receiving the award for “Best Electronic Album” at the New Zealand Music Awards.
Check out “Red Window” below!