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cc(tv) Shares Debut Single / Video 'Kinnie' + Amamelia Remix

cc(tv) Shares Debut Single / Video 'Kinnie' + Amamelia Remix

Chris Cudby / Photo credit: Harrison Molloy / Wednesday 14th June, 2023 1:38PM

Making her live debut last week opening for D.C. Maxwell's sold out show at Tāmaki Makaurau's Whammy Bar, cc(tv) is the solo project of Carla Camilleri, who has lent her musical (and dancing) talents to Recitals, Fazerdaze's touring band and Jonathan Bree. Created with producer Alistair Deverick (Boycrush) and made with support from NZ On Air's New Music Development Fund, cc(tv)'s debut single 'Kinnie' is named after a notably refreshing beverage popular in the artist's home-island of Malta. The song feels as effervescent as its carbonated namesake, recalling summer Mediterranean days via sun-soaked synth washes, skittering percussion and playfully sliced 'n' diced samples, grounded in time and space by Camilleri's vivid vocal reflections.

Serving up a full single package for the artist's first solo release, cc(tv)'s 'Kinnie' launches with an accompanying remix by Melbourne-based Aotearoa electronic artist Amamelia — transporting listeners to sublime subtropical realms, streamlined by the sturdiest of trip hop / big beat rhythms. There's also a swish visualiser for the track featuring artwork and animation by Zoe Hannay, hit play below and look forward to more from cc(tv)...

“This song was composed from some of my earliest memories of childhood in Malta; summer was particularly visceral. And when you’re sweltering in 30 degree heat on that tiny island, there’s nothing quite like a cold glass of Kinnie to cool you down. Even though I have never really made music like this, it feels like it really captures the essence of these memories sonically, and Alistair played a huge part in helping me achieve that. I am so happy that Amelia took the time out to craft a remix, too — I’m a biiiig fan of her music, and as soon as I heard her album Bananamelia!, I knew she would bring a really special nostalgic spin to the track. Zoe was a no-brainer for the artwork and visuals too; her style is so much fun to look at, and she really represented the feeling of the song so well. I’m a lucky girl. ” — cc(tv)

'Kinnie' is out today on major streaming platforms.


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