Paris-based producer duo Casual Affairs tap the skills of Sac town native Chuuwee for an insightful track titled “Dancing in My Sadness.”
The production goes for the ominous and dark mood with its synths, pads, and hard drums. These elements do add to the theme of the song where Chuuwee tells the story of a Blackman going through a normal traffic stop that eventually goes wrong. Chuuwee sure adds an interesting layer to the song as he gives a banter that occurs between the black man and the white officer. While he takes liberty with the story, these types of stops are commonplace in the US, and a high percentage of these stops tend to escalate even for a minor event.
During the early stages of the collaboration, Chuuwee and the members of Casual Affairs shared the same feeling of dolefulness regarding the situation in their respective countries on racism, police brutality, and a failing democracy where citizens aren’t all treated the same way. This led to the idea of making a song around these topics that would resonate not only in the US & France but sadly all around the world. As we’ve recently seen, a promising movement of solidarity and demand for change has been expanding worldwide.
Stream and purchase “Dancing in My Sadness” on all DSPs here.