Artwork by Nick van Hofwegen
SHARER brings together two like-minded music veterans: Dutch artist Nick van Hofwegen, who created album artwork for Foster The People’s Torches and Maroon 5’s Overexposed, with Le Tigre alumnus and self-proclaimed Riot Grrrl JD Samson. Following their funky debut “Body Tonight,” the pair returns today with another bouncy dance floor-filler, “Into This Love,” which is the track Samson said made her fully realize the great team she’d created with van Hofwegen.
“[Nick’s] arpeggiators were exactly what I had in mind to match the vocal melody, and we kept thinking in synch for the rest of the production and writing process thereafter,” Samson said. “We aren’t stressed and that is clear in our songwriting. This project is fun for us and hopefully that feeling is apparent in the music.”
That “fun feeling” Samson refers to is boundless on “Into This Love,” delivering a nostalgic ’90s house palette that rides in a similar lane as Little Boots’ third studio album Working Girl and Shamir’s impressive debut Rachet. Happily devoid of overwrought lyricism and production, SHARER offers an undeniable groove that speaks to a limitless generation.
“I was so honored to start working with the amazing JD Samson,” van Hofwegen said. “I’ve always been a massive fan of her work and now that we are bandmates, I get to both bear witness to and be a part of her outstanding open-mindedness and remarkably creative mindset. Never have I sung words with the same intensity as JD’s. It’s poetry, absolute poetry. ‘Into This Love” is, to me, an ode to the higher power that is love—a place that knowns no gender, no religion, no social barricades and no logic.”
Listen to the BULLETT premiere of SHARER’s “Into This Love,” below: