The recent string of releases of Armada Music regulars Niiko x SWAE has been turning a lot of heads across the dance music landscape, and it’s easy to see why. Both versatile and infectious, the L.A. duo’s trademark sound is simply oozing with crossover potential, and their latest empowering vocal piece, ‘Typical Love’, is a prime example of that.
Pushing the instrumental into the back seat to let its lyrical message take center stage, ‘Typical Love’ is a pop-savvy, super-catchy club track that tells an insightful story. With strong beats and tantalizing piano chords rolling out the red carpet for the incredible vocal hook, ‘Typical Love’ is the perfect record for those who gladly steer away from the ordinary.
“Everyone has that certain idea in their head of what a traditional, fairytale love story should look like”, Niiko x SWAE say. “Contrary to the song title, ‘Typical Love’ explores the opposite. It’s about normalizing atypical relationships, about relationships that truly make us feel special regardless of the status quo. It is about stepping out of your comfort zone and finding love in places you would have never explored otherwise.”
Childhood friends Niiko x SWAE spent their early days learning to produce and dreaming of pioneering a new lane in house music. Flash forward to today, the L.A.-based pair are regulars on U.S. Dance radio, laid claim to in-demand residencies at HAKKASAN, Las Vegas and OMNIA, San Diego, lent stage support to the likes of Marshmello, Kaskade and Zedd, and have become a staple to any successful remix package, reimagining tracks from the likes of Bebe Rexha, Charlotte Lawrence, Cheat Codes and more.