New Amapiano song: ‘Wish You Were Here’ remix by Juliet Ariel feat Soa Mattrix

New Amapiano song
Juliet Ariel (Left) and Soa Mattrix. Image credit: Ian Bredenkamp Media

There’s an exciting new Amapiano song out y’all – a collaboration remix of Wish You Were Here by French-African singer Juliet Ariel and South African DJ/producer Soa Mattrix, who is known for his hit Uthando.

“I’m delighted to release this mix to my fans in South Africa,” Juliet Ariel says. “I’m originally from DRC, and although based abroad now, I have so much love for my fans in Africa.” 

New Amapiano song ‘Wish You Were Here’ – what it’s all about

This new Amapiano-inspired remix sounds like a greeting on a postcard. It is an emotional Afro-Latin club ballad about a long distance relationship’s survival after the end of a summer love romance (i.e. Juliet’s previous track Summer Luv).

The collaboration with Laylizzy, who is best known for his song Wacko with King 98 and Nasty C, in the original track brings a new hip-hop perspective to Juliet’s previously more tropical house inspired records. 

The remix is defined by a mesmerising mix of rhythm and emotion. Lo-fi effects on the drums and instruments bring intensity and suspense throughout the song.

Juliet’s chilled toned vocals are vulnerable yet powerful while Soa Mattrix’s high-tempo amapiano beat brings a true South African feel to the song.

‘Feelings are like waves’

Reflecting on the single, Juliet said: “Feelings are like waves; they come and go, meaning you can’t expect a good thing to last forever.

“When I wrote Wish You Were Here, I wanted to express how I felt about the end of something great. Turning my fear of loss into a powerful song was a way for me to move on and look back and smile.” 

Wish You Were Here is available through Believe and is the second track from Juliet’s upcoming EP, Endless Summer, which is expected later this year. 

Summer Luv, the first track from the EP, was released on 3 July 2020. It received playlist support from all major DSP’s including Apple Music “Pop Chill,” #1 on Deezer “Chill House,” Amazon Music “Speaking Pop” and Soundcloud “Fresh Pressed UK.”

Listen to Juliet Ariel and Soa Mattrix’s Wish You Were Here remix on YouTube here.

Listen to the original track’s YouTube Lyric video here.

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