Indonesian dance music trio Weird Genius shared their new single, “Future Ghost” ft. Violette Wautier. With her crystalline vocals, the popular Thai-Belgian alternative pop musician/songwriter/actress reflects on the waning moments of a relationship with poignancy and warmth as Weird Genius draws from a sonic palette that swells from light and effervescent to swaggering, euphoric heights.
Tragedy and transcendence entwine in the stunning official video, which received a YouTube premiere earlier today. Shot in Bali and Thailand, it tells the story of a haunting love affair – taking viewers from oceanside to hospital bedside and back – and weaves in Wautier’s bittersweet performance. Richard Kyle stars as the male lead. The video was directed by Creamypandaxx, who helmed the official video for “LATHI,” and Weird Genius’ YB. It was produced by Weird Genius. View HERE.
"‘Future Ghost’ is our take on making something that is very emotional to us and a contrast to our usual upbeat EDM sound,” explains Weird Genius. “We're super excited to be able to work with Violette. Her voice fits exactly how we pictured it when we first had ideas for the track. We had to do the work and brainstorming online as travelling abroad from Indonesia is hard lately, due to COVID restrictions. We really wish we could meet her in person but we're still glad everything wrapped up really well!”
In addition to their own original music, they’ve created memorable remixes of tracks like “Why Do You Lie To Me” by Topic, A7S and Lil Baby. Weird Genius’ impressive slate of live gigs include playing at Bangkok’s Viral Fest, the main stage of Jakarta’s SHVR, YouTube’s Fanfest Indonesia and Bali’s Soundrenaline, as well as holding down supporting slots for The Chainsmokers and Yellow Claw and playing over 100 headline date in Indonesia. With the support of Astralwerks, the group is excited about having the opportunity to expose even more listeners to their culture and to take their place at the forefront of Asian acts with hit-making potential in dance music and beyond.
“We want to prove that traditional stuff can be cool, recycled into something new,” Gerald Liu says. Clearly, Weird Genius has a head start on that mission.