Interview: Sigma

Drum and bass duo Sigma are back with a new single and another high-profile collaboration.

Since joining forces in 2006, Cameron Edwards and Joe Lenzie have reached the dizzy heights of BRIT Award nominations and collaborations with Rita Ora, Paloma Faith and Yxng Bane.

Back in April 2014 the duo had their first number one with Nobody to Love and the following year they released their debut album Life.

They have since found subsequent success with Cry, a collaboration with Take That, and Find Me featuring Birdy.

More recently Sigma have teamed up with Jack Savoretti for their latest single You And Me As One.

We caught up with Cameron and Joe to get the story behind the song and find out if they have any plans for a follow up to Life…

What’s the thinking behind your latest single, You And Me As One?

 We are big fans of Jack Savoretti and when the conversation came up about us working with him, we jumped at the opportunity. He came to the studio and within a few hours we had written the song. He is an amazing singer, songwriter and an all-round great guy. It was a pleasure to work with him. The record itself has many interpretations so that’s up to the listener.

How did the collaboration with Jack Savoretti come about?

We have been fans of Jack’s since we heard Catapult. We were keen to get in a session with Jack and You And Me As One was the result. Jack is a total legend and his vocals sat really well on this record. Sometimes these sessions come to nothing, but this really felt natural.

Can you talk a little about the writing and recording processes for the track?

We decided to get a session in and see what came out! We tend to get the melody going first before figuring out the lyrics, but it doesn’t always happen that way!

How do you think your music has evolved since you first started out?

Our music is always evolving as we love different genres and if we kept it the same it would be boring! We have a signature Sigma sound, but we like to experiment with that whether it’s house music, electronic or more commercial.

You’ve worked with a lot of high-profile acts over the years, is there anybody you’d still really like to collaborate with?

 Yeah! We would love to work with the likes of John Newman and Shakka again. We worked with Ella Henderson on the last album, so she would be amazing to try and work with again. We have a huge list of names but always like working with great UK talent.

What have you learned from working with others?

All positive things really, it’s great when different creative minds and talents come together and you really respect the way they hear or envisage a track to be or the potential it has to grow.

Your album Life came out in 2015, are there any plans for another full-length release?

Yes! Keep an eye out in 2020!

What has inspired you most along the way?

Music, our fans, the need to be creative.

What do you currently have on repeat?

Frank Sinatra, mostly. It’s almost Xmas!

Do you have any tips for up and coming artists and producers?

Just keep at it! That’s what we did. Surround yourself with a tight circle of friends, family and team that want to see you smash it!

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