Andy Compton dishes up another slice of soulful goodness called Perception
Of late Peng Studio chef Andy Compton has been rather busy in his kitchen.
This time round he has roped in Bristol vocalist Tenisha Edwards to deliver another slice of the warm soulful goodness, something Peng is known for dishing up.
Titled Perception this soul stirring tune is out on major digital platforms and is proving to be quite the banger in the House Music fraternity as literally hundreds of DJs have charted it on their Traxsource Top 10 selections.
Perception talks about love.
Nothing new there right?
Well, Tenisha’s particular interpretation of the emotion is not as linear, as she contemplates the knottier twenty first century experience of love.
The song for me is talking about the most confusing kind of love that I’m sure most people can relate to nowadays,” says the song’s writer.”
“Being in a situation that you’re unsure of, you don’t know what the other person is thinking or what they want, and you know you should probably leave but also can’t.
“Plus the confusion of someone making you feel so physically good,” Tenisha elaborates.
The alluring songbird goes on to hint at the personal.
“I don’t like to name names specifically as I like each person to be able to interpret the song to their own personal situation but I have definitely felt this way before,” says Tenisha.
Like so many other outstanding Peng tracks, warmth is the first thing you feel when the first chords of Perception glide over you.
Andy says that the tracks arrangement “kinda made itself”.
“It’s a very simple groove! It’s just a Roland Juno 106 for the pads /riff/bass and a Roland TR09 for the drums,” says the Soulful House maestro.
Andy then goes on to drop a production secret about which ingredient exactly gives tracks that oomph.
“The Juno 106 is THE ultimate deep house synth!” he chuckles.
Tenisha makes a clever play on her lyrics which will most likely be disclosed to listeners on the second or third play.
“The chorus is a play on words as you may notice at the beginning of each line it goes from ‘forward’ to ‘rewind’ to ‘pause’ to ‘play’, a bit like the motions we go through in life and of course how we control a song,” the alluring songstress reveals.
I picture an intimate pub kind of setting on a chilly winter night as probably the preferred setting to bring out the essence of “Perception”.
“Ha!! Yeah a chilly night in South Africa in the pub is the same as a summer’s night at the pub in England!” Andy retorts cheekily.
The Peng boss says that he will give the track the rooftop party vibe during his upcoming jaunt in LA. While Andy has not released many videos for his massive catalogue of songs, Perception has already been given the visual treatment.
“Well, the song’s got a catchy vibe, and it’s my first release with Tenisha, so I thought it was worth a vid,” he says of the video that was premiered almost simultaneously with the track.
Andy Compton called up longtime friend and video collaborator Marcus Way to produces the video
“We actually shot it in my front room!
“We got a load of black out material, covered the back of the room, sorted out some proper lighting, and blew a lot of smoke around to get the smokey atmosphere,” says Andy of the video’s shooting.
Given this little bit of inside information the final product will surprise many!
What Andy Compton feat. Tenisha Edwards – Perception.
WITH ANDY COMPTON