After spending several years in London and L.A., long-time friends Luca and Lorenzo reunited in the scenery of the Italian Alps, where 3MPTY was born and formed out of the desire to rediscover their musical roots and give birth to an honest, mature musical project. The pair are now officially lifting the lid on a period of studio creativity to reveal their debut single, ‘IJWLY (I Just Wanna Love You)’ with KINGDM.
Released on the newly minted label Destructivo, a sublabel of Tileyard Music group, 3MPTY’s debut single opens with a heavily processed autotuned voice before it pairs with a hazed-out, upbeat groove and pitched-down creeping melody. However, far from seeking to create main room fodder, 3MPTY have taken the path to crafting a single that gels their influences of dark U.K. garage meet ambient atmospheric whilst showcasing the duos’ respective pedigrees as producers.
Discussing how the project came together, 3MPTY said, “We have been long-time friends and share similar musical backgrounds. We first reunited in the Tuscany hills, where we wrote IJWLY and decided to embrace a new music project together.”
Lorenzo, previously a founding member of D.J. duo Sondr, has amassed over 100m streams, including earning Gold records with singles ‘Surviving’ and ‘Live Love Learn’. Lorenzo is also a prolific songwriter, having penned numerous hit dance records, including as a co-writer on the Top 10 record ‘Heartbreak Anthem’ for David Guetta, Galantis and Little Mix (400m streams, 2 x platinum).
Co-founding member of 3MPTY, Luca, aka KINGDM, has equally crafted his fair share of full-sized hits, most notably his single ‘Baby’ featuring Kevin Garrett, which entered the Top 10 of Spotify’s global and U.S. Viral 50 charts. Throughout his career, Zane Lowe and Annie Mac championed Luca’s music and received support on radio stations such as KCRW, Beats 1, BBC1 and BBC2.
Hitting the ground running with ‘IJWLY (I Just Wanna Love You)’, a towering end-of-the-night track, the duo is eager to have an ear towards the underground club scene and display a wide range of genre influences with their new artist venture, 3MPTY.