Following the success of their 2018 collaboration, ‘Hollow’, Melbourne-based songwriter and producer Katz and Singaporean singer-songwriter Charlie Lim have teamed up again to release alt-electronic pop single, ‘Forgetting’. Out now on all major digital streaming platforms, ‘Forgetting’ is part of Katz’s anticipated sophomore EP, Only You, released 13 August 2021 via Dot Dash / Remote Control Records.
The Only You EP is a bold step forward for Katz, marrying measured production with clever pop hooks, underpinned by his signature composition style, of which ‘Forgetting’ is a shining example. Charlie Limshares that “lyrically, ‘Forgetting’ is about how irrational and fickle human nature can be – chasing after fleeting feelings and letting history repeat itself, which, paradoxically, is also the very thing that keeps us going.” Musically, ‘Forgetting’ combines elements of UK garage, evident in the 2-step beat, and emotive pop, clear in Katz’s chord progressions, instrument choices and arrangement – “garage and pop are two styles of music we are both big fans of in their own rights, and which seem to also work really well when blended together in a considered way”, he notes.
Katz and Charlie Lim have been friends for more than a decade, having met at university where they studied music and would frequently play in each other’s bands. “Our writing process has always felt highly organic; there’s a level of trust that comes from years of friendship and playing together which has allowed us to be really honest and productive as collaborators”, says Katz.