Featuring a soundscape as hypnotic and colorful as the artwork, Prime Daniel’s How Will I Know kicks into gear with likable, softly funk-kissed production, and a snippet of an infamous dance classic from yesteryear.
Introducing a collaborative release with TH30, How Will I Know feels like a timeless electro-pop hit, with as many hints of classic dance-pop as Daft Punk.
The song utilizes a mellow rhythm, surrounded by hypnotic synths and a subtly ever-shifting array of layers – whilst keeping the melody addictive with short outbursts of familiar lines, and a vocal drive that’s accessible and softly recognizable.
The whole thing builds up beautifully, not to an intense degree musically, but following the natural rising passion of that leading vocal. It’s a love song, and slowly but surely the music and performance fall further and further into the moment and the concept.
Coming in at just under the three-minute mark, How Will I Know feels like a contemporary hit and classically comforting touch of nostalgia all at once.
Blending genres in a notably 2020 fashion, the single is easy to escape into, and provides the comforting musical embrace of a well-produced instrumental – alongside the deeply human nature of a delivery and lyrical core that speak on the uncertainty and longing of love.