Berlin based, Vienna-born songwriter and producer narou returns with his latest single ‘Prophecy (ft. Hannah Jenkins)’ to be released on 30th November via Chrome Music. Having worked on numerous notable collabs spanning over a dynamic range of emotions and moods, his latest offering lives and breathes on its own, with a singularly strong yet minimalistic vibe.
Having grown up with music from a very young age, with his father also a music producer, narou’s love for writing has continued to evolve. In 2014, he started producing and performing with James Hersey and supported Milky Chance on their European Tour. After moving to Amsterdam to study Sound Engineering, his next steps took him to Berlin, where he further explored and discovered his songwriting and singing.
narou is delving into an electronic-soul and rnb sensibility with renewed perspective in the process of creating an album that will feature his talented friends. As well as numerous collaborations with James Hersey, narou is also a featured artist on a soon to be released single from Berlin based Australian James Chatburn.
'Prophecy' co-writer and vocalist Hannah Jenkins, is a New York-born, Berlin-based singer and songwriter. Coming from a strong soul background, Hannah creatively collects influences from early exposure to greats like Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald, Bill Withers, Stevie Wonder and Otis Redding, to name a few. She takes these deep roots to a place of gentle modernity, crooning over a simple yet strong beat, and bringing the listener into a place of honest resonance.
“I wrote ‘Prophecy’ at a time when I was letting my own sense of self get clouded by other people's expectations or definitions of yourself - whether it's a romantic partner or even friends and family. Once you let go of that, get in touch with your own currency and give yourself unconditional love, that's where the magic lives for real. Deep down I knew narou would do an awesome job in realizing the full potential of it because I really dig his sort of weird and simplistic style in a lot of his earlier stuff so I ran it by him and he made it what it is.” - Hannah Jenkins
“In the beginning we struggled with the structure and overall mood of the song. I always felt like it needed a stronger hook so I decided to write something and sing it myself. Surprisingly our voices fit together perfectly. The Idea for the Lyrics were to answer to Hannahs cry for love. Saying that no one involved really knows whats going on and that both sides seem confused and hesitant over what to do with their feelings. We hope people resonate with it and see a way out of their own patterns of destructive thinking. And know it's not the end of the world when shit happens to you. You gotta dive deep and find the answers within yourself. And yeah we want people to be nice to themselves and identify and own their own beauty.” - narou