The Swedish artists released single “Sayonara” on Nylon.com.
Rebecca & Fiona’s new upbeat anthem is their first single off their new album. “Sayonara”[DOWNLOAD] is a witty response to those who doubted their ability to be successful as DJs and producers in the male-dominated EDM genre.
Since becoming friends in 2007 and later a musical duo, Rebecca Scheji and Fiona FitzPatrick told Nylon that they’ve had to deal with men in the EDM industry trying to tell them what to do as an act and doubt they could remain friends and an act. “It’s important for us to show the power of sisterhood. It’s important to show you can be really strong by joining together with another female. Girls don’t have to be in a competition all the time,” they said.
Rebecca & Fiona are currently putting together their first album after signing with RCA records earlier this year. Stepping away from their already unique electronic sound, in a statement they said the album will take on more of a pop sounds, on top of their electronic beats. To achieve the new sound on the album they are teaming up with several Swedish songwriters including Daniel Ledinsky who wrote “Habits (Stay High)” performed and co-written with Tove Lo. Ledinsky co-wrote “Sayonara” which shows a clear departure from the typical EDM structure of a build up then bass drop.
In their transition in to pop artists, the duo will also be stepping in front of their usual set up and performing with a full, live band when they tour in the future. Their new album is set to be released early next year.