DJ/producer Morgan Page teams up with fellow US, five-time Grammy-nominated singer Skylar Grey for what could be an exciting milestone in their respective careers. ‘Partly Cloudy’ sees Page rework Grey’s song ‘Partly Cloudy With A Chance Of Tears’ into a warm, melancholic piece of progressive house. Together with the emotionally driven vocals, the song is highlighted by swirling chords and punchy beats, shifting tempo from melodramatic moods to uplifting drops.
The track opens with Skylar’s sentimental vocals along with the original’s tender piano chords. Subtle sound effects start to paint another picture, culminating in pulsating synths, uprising beats, and a melody, as it aims to grab the attention towards a tantalising drop.
It’s a piece of progressive house, brought alive with vintage sounds as well as deep, contemporary beats. This is nicely emphasised in the breakdown, where Grey’s almost whispering calls are embedded in electronics, highlighting this blend of emotionally driven songwriting production.
Morgan Page x Skylar Grey ‘Partly Cloudy’ is out now on Spinnin’ Records.