SINGLE REVIEW: Commandeur feat. Genes – Numb

Commandeur is ready to have you dancing into 2021 with a new summer soaked single which is also conveniently his boldest dance-pop crossover track yet. The Sydney based producer, songwriter and drummer is no stranger to big pop stages and discographies after launching his career as apart of Operator Please, and then going onto performing alongside PNAU, Tkay Maidza, Dua Lipa and King Princess as apart of their live bands. 

But within this new solo project, he’s been honing his sound and vision to give you something that will have you ready to dance, and ‘Numb’ is the perfect embodiment of that. Teaming up with Townsville-via-Melbourne singer-songwriter GENES, the brooding production that opens the track immediately compliments her slick Carly Rae Jepsen influenced vocals. The dark undertones build quite rapidly into the pulsating heart of the hook that has a epic body-roll beat that will have you ready to hit the dancefloor. 

While there is a euphoric layer to the production which is very festival ready, the song lyrically compliments the darker and moodier foundations that you’re acquainted with early into the track. Reflecting on the painful fading of a relationship, they sight how touch has become a part of routine, and that the communication levels are no longer the way they used to be. “When did we get so numb?” GENES questions during the synth led hook. 

‘Numb’ is a clear standout in Commandeur’s growing discography, and it’s also a brilliant collaboration for rising pop star GENES. A big tick all-round.