Listen : Sublime xx/Hot Chip’esque pop from rising stars Oli Hannaford & Marna

‘Considering Both Sides’is the new single from 22-year-old producer, singer, songwriter & multi-instrumentalist Oli Hannaford. A fast-rising member of the UK’s burgeoning Electro-Soul scene ‘Considering Both Sides’is the first track to be taken from Oli’s first EP for Parisian label Splinter and sees him partner with London based Indie-Pop singer Marnato deliver an heart-wrenching tale of unrequited love.

“‘Considering Both Sides’ is an emotional account of the acceptance of being mistreated, but realising that to hate is the wrong thing to do and instead step back and try to be friends“explains Oli.

It’s a song that’s very close to my heart, with some of my previous tracks, like The Crown, deeper meanings were masked by quite buoyant production but there’s nothing hidden here. I’ve known Marna for about a year now and I wanted her on the track because, well obviously she has a gorgeous voice, but also exactly the kind of voice that could tell the other side of the story I was trying to get across in the track.