Even in times of isolation, the new single “Intimate Times'' shows that the spirit of collaboration can continue to thrive. Tokyo rapper IO, Manila-based producer/songwriter King Promdi, and Vietnamese-German singer/songwriter/rapper Tuimi mesh naturally on this sexy R&B jam.
The vocal hook of “Intimate Times” was conceived by IO before being fleshed out by King Promdi and Tuimi’s craftsmanship. The song reflects the sensual, humid, aching feelings of love experienced on summer nights in the city, lit by neon signs and the fading glow of cigarette embers. While not being able to physically come together in the same studio, IO, Promdi and Tuimi were at once united in this distinct vision. The result is a seamless effort, teamwork that feels natural to all listeners.
Especially in our current time, it’s rare that a collaboration like this can overcome logistic obstacles so easily. “Intimate Times” is an exquisitely constructed love song, but also speaks to the skill, professionalism, and chemistry of IO, King Promdi and Tuimi. This project entices us with the limitless potential of each artist, both solo and as a team.
This song is part of a hip hop project called - Future Shock that Bpm Plus Asia and M.A.U Collective have collaborated to implement to create conditions for collaboration and promote the songs of young Asian hip hop artists to the world.