‘G.T.F.O.H’ is a culmination of two minds. On the one hand, it highlights Maydien’s effortless flow – a fusion of hiphop and future soul – with self-taught multi-instrumentalist, songwriter & producer Pastel delivering a blissful electronic composition.
Speaking on the release, Maydien recalls “when I heard Pastel’s instrumental I instantly started smiling – thinking of palmtrees – and saw myself walking through a big angry group of people minding my own business.”
Pastel goes on to explain that “the creative process for ‘G.T.F.O.H.’ was actually very straight forward and natural. I already had the idea for the guitar and bass-line – which I sent through to Maydien for him to record vocals – and he nailed it on the first try.”
Having supported the likes of Jay-Z, Frank Ocean, Snoop Dogg and Anderson. Paak – Maydien has also released on French label Roche Musique and has gained support from the likes of BBC Radio 1Xtra, Complex, Soulection, HYPEBEAST, Crack Magazine & Mass Appeal to name a few.
Growing up in the South of France, Pastel is a 25-year-old self-taught multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer based in London. He has remixed for the likes of Camila Cabello, Bazzi, Jarreau Vandal and Young Franco – as well as maintaining a constant stream of original recordings and collaborations with rappers/vocalists from around the world.