As soon as the first rhythms and the voice of Ana initiate, you immediately feel transported into an urban magic. The mix of artists involved in this song is surely also one of the reasons why the outcome of the sound is unique and eclectic. The production duo KLYMVX consists of Axel from Vietnam and Hovig from Armenia, both calling Paris their home. Their second single release Condenada featuring singer Ana Nieto, an artist from Ibiza, Balearic Islands (Spain) was recorded in only one take and will probably be not their last collaboration.
Speaking about it, KLYMVX explain: “Condenada is a very special track as it made in Spain, mixed in Paris and mastered in London and these are three cities we have lived in the last 4 months and it was also made in 2 hours and a half and this is our very first song. This is the true new us honoring our Parisian, urban heritage and our new direction and sound.” We wanted to know more about the duo and in our interview we talk about cultural influences, their collaboration with Ana and if they follow their head or your heart.
You call Paris your home. What does home mean to you? Is it the people, memories or the place itself?
It really depends on how you look at it. For some people home is just a place but for us it’s more like a feeling. Home is when you’re surrounded with the people you’re more comfortable with being yourself, a safe place.
How much does your cultural background influence you both?
Our cultural background helps us for our work ethic. We both come from hard worker cultures, we don’t quit. It also make us more open minded, and it’s very important to be so when you’re producing or writing music.
One could assume that in an increasingly globalized world, one’s own cultural background is becoming more and more fluid. What do you think about that?
We’re aware that knowing where you come from is a chance and a privilege we have. We embrace it and we think having a identity in a very competitive business is definitely an advantage.
You have been making music for a long time, what keeps you in love with it?
It will sound so cliché but music is everything to us. You know in order to create we listen to a lot of music, and we’re amazed by what we can hear sometimes, so it subconsciously make us want to do more. Also what’s better than sharing something you created with the entire world?
Your music is all about…
Pain, love, struggles and experiences. Our music talk about life in a very honest way so people can relate to it.
“The hardest decisions are usually the most important and sometimes the most painful to do.”
Your new song “Condenada” is a collab with the Spanish singer Ana Nieto. How did the collaboration with her come about?
We met Ana in the very first Aux Family writing camp in Javea (Spain), created by Peter Berry. We spent like 5 days together alongside other artists from USA, Chile etc in a big villa, just creating songs. Condenada is actually the second track we made with Ana, meaning there will be more.. who knows!
It was produced the night before Ana was leaving the camp, with absolutely zero sleep, and in the morning she woke up and wrote and recorded it, in only one takes. She is the best, so amazing, the melodies she came up with are so unique and the lyrics… you have to listen to it!
“It will sound so cliché but music is everything to us.”
The song is about themes like love, loss, anger and strength. Feelings are sometimes overwhelming. So in general, how wise are you at making decisions? Do you follow your head or your heart?
The hardest decisions are usually the most important and sometimes the most painful to do. It’s hard to know if you do the right choice sometimes especially if you’re blinded by feelings like love or anger. So the heart needs the head, and sometimes the head needs the heart, it’s a team work. And we think that’s the beauty of it.
Any other words or thoughts that you want to share with the world right now?
First of all thank you so much C-Heads, it was a pleasure answering these great questions!
Well Condenada is out everywhere guys! So go stream it on your favorite platform! And maybe a music video for this song soon? Who knows..
Oh and by the way, be ready to hear more KLYMVX this year because we have tons of stuff to share with you guys..
Thanks so much back!