Tinlicker release stirring new single ‘Be Here And Now’ on Anjunadeep
"In this song, I'm simply telling myself to have reverence for my past, but not to be beholden to it." - Nathan Nicholson
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Acclaimed Dutch duo Tinlicker (Micha Heyboer and Jordi van Achthoven) have released their stirring new single ‘Be Here and Now’ on London-based independent label Anjunadeep. Stream and download here. A music video directed by Julius Ponten and starring Dutch actor Werner Kolf is accompanying the single’s release (Wolf, Gangster, Vechtershart).
‘Be Here and Now,’ a collaboration with vocalist Nathan Nicholson, who has worked with Claptone, Kiko Franco, and Hannah Wants, is part ballad, part progressive house anthem. The single evokes the emotions of looking back at what once was, with ecstatic builds and strings that have become synonymous with Tinlicker’s hair-raising sound. Nathan Nicholson, who sings on the track, explains:
When Tinlicker first sent me the instrumental for this song, long before they gave it rhythm, I fell in love with it – just piano and strings. It was very powerful and a lot of the lyrics and all of the melody came out on my first pass. The lyrics are about a longing for the past and the innocence of growing up. I lost my mom when I was eighteen and within a year moved from Tennessee to England, so my childhood into adulthood has a very strong line running in between. I’m in a constant war with nostalgia – the other life – and where I am right now. In this song, I’m simply telling myself to have reverence for my past, but not to be beholden to it. A huge thanks to Tinlicker for asking me to be a part of it.
‘Be Here and Now‘ joins Tinlicker’s illustrious discography, which includes Pete Tong, Ben Malone at Kiss FM, SiriusXM Chill, 538 Dance Department, Slam!, and Sunshine Live, as well as renowned producers such as deadmau5, Gorgon City, Cassian, Eli & Fur, Lane 8, Dosem, and Edu Imbernon.
Having individually honed their skills as part of a world-renown drum and bass act Black Sun Empire (Heyboer), and as a producer, songwriter, and music editor for many artists (Van Achthoven), Tinlicker has quickly become a household name in the world of electronic dance music. Their single ‘Because You Move Me‘ is currently at #20 on the German radio charts and has over 100 million Spotify streams, while their Robert Miles rework recently reached #1 on Beatport.
With releases on labels such as Anjunadeep, mau5trap, and Armada, their original collaborations with Ben Böhmer, Dosem, Lane 8, and remixes for deadmau5, James Zabiela and Reflekt have become indispensable ingredients for the world’s biggest radio and DJ shows. Tinlicker begins a new chapter with ‘Be Here and Now,’ which foreshadows exciting things to come.