CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA (September 17, 2021) QUERIDO collaborates with synth-pop songstress, Sulene, for an instantly infectious track that’s an 80’s fantasy wrapped up in a strawberry-pink sunset. It’s everything you’ve ever known about retro, with a tastefully fresh lick of paint.

QUERIDO (real name: Chris Querido, multi-award-winning producer, composer, sound designer) is something of a sonic shapeshifter, mastering, rather than dabbling, in electro-pop and house, as best displayed in his production contributions to afro-futuristic enigma, ZYO, and returning, after a two-year hiatus, for the follow-up to his debut single “For Tonight”, with a deliciously indulgent modern synth-pop track that triggers your deep-seated desire to travel back to a more tubular time.

Sulene — born in Cape Town, South Africa, based in Brooklyn, USA — has been around the block, painted the town various shades of red, and taken (important) names, too. She’s scored for film and television, performed everywhere from The Jimmy Kimmel Show, to The White House, and her most recent single, “I Still Think You’re So Fake” dominated 5FM’s Indie chart.

In a yin-yang-like symbiosis, their pink-from-blue contrasting styles come together to blend a Stranger-Things-meets-Drive-esque retro synth sound with expert electro-pop sensibilities as Sulene sheds her haunting lyricism for something sweetly seductive, singing your most familiar fantasy in a way that just feels right.
“Gemini” also signifies a more determined return by QUERIDO, with the announcement of an upcoming 5-track EP. It would appear that world domination is all about timing, and “Gemini” poises QUERIDO to climb to the top of your feel-good summer playlist and strike for the heart.

Featuring Sulene, “Gemini” is due to release on the 17th of September on all major streaming platforms, and it’s the kind of song that you’ll want to pre-save because we’ve all heard a good summer anthem, but when did you last feel one? Listen to “GeminiHERE.