The dazzling duo Ultraflex (Farao & Special-K) share new single 'Under The Spell' from sophomore album 'Infinite Wellness' out October 7th 2022.
Ultraflex's new single ‘Under The Spell’ is an anthem about breaking out of self-pity by putting on a banger and dancing in front of the mirror, spilling red wine all over yourself. It’s an electro inspired tune with the beat and bass hinting towards Charlie’s ‘Spacer Woman’ or IMS’s ‘Dancing Therapy’, with an unusual vocal production – Ultraflex’s distinctive “club rap” topped with vocoder, switching between bratty verses and wistful choruses.
The video is directed by Jóhanna Rakel, who also stars in the video as the mystical partygoer «Yvonne Winona».
Ultraflex’s new album ‘Infinite Wellness’ is naughty. Are you really allowed to combine a horny saxophone solo with a relentless eurodance beat, steel drums and shameless moaning? No, that is not ok. Neither is putting a melodramatic spanish guitar solo in an excessivly erotic power ballad, nor ending a whole album on a loud gong. Which is precisely why they’ve done it. Ultraflex aren’t interested in being good girls, but rather to explore what they can get away with - relying on faux innocence and devious charm. And they do get away with it all thanks to the immaculately pristine production that drapes the whole thing in glossy sophistication.
Pulling inspiration from all sorts of juxtaposing sources, ‘Infinite Wellness’ is Usher to Albinoni, a mashup of disco, R&B, 80’s synth pop, Italian 70’s film music and eurodance, with some references to jazz and classical music. On top of all of this are cheeky lyrics sung in breathy vocals or spoken in a way they call ‘club rap’.
An important layer to Ultraflex’s music is their flamboyant visual identity. In their videos they’re flaunting things like fringed bikini tops and jeggings or doing tandem housework in full gala get-up. The high note of the album is the evident friendship behind the music – you can vividly imagine the pair grinning in the studio while whispering a sensual Norwegian quote or adding secretly recorded party conversations. Their exhilarating playfulness welcomes you into their intimacy and lets you in on their secrets while inviting you to dance!