28 Mar 2023

Remember Me? | Join | Recover
Click here to sign in via social networking

SWEATR - Single Review: Every Time Feat. teens

02 Dec 2021 // A review by Danica Bryant

Music producer Will Henderson, known for efforts with Janine, CHAII and Foley, launches his own artist project SWEATR with the release of single Every Time, in collaboration with teens. It's an electronic fanfare booming with bass, 808s and distinct personality.

From its explosive opening moments of vocal distortion, Every Time promises to be a thundering pop track. The production is clear and full, bursting with detail and urging listeners to stomp and clap to the pounding beat. 808s fill the percussion up with style and power, as dark chants of "every time I look at you" shape the song and give it structure and a strong catchy melody. 

Whilst the lyrics are traditional pop fodder, narrating the difficult break-up of a platonic relationship, mature vocals and emotion from Christina Rose, better known as teens, perfectly meld with SWEATR's work. Her singing lifts his sounds without distracting from either of their efforts. The track is noticeably short, clocking in at only 2:42, but this snappy timeframe ultimately gives the listener just enough whilst leaving them wanting more from the pair of pop musos.

Declaring the next year to be filled with more performances, releases and general stardom from both teens and SWEATR, Every Time is a strong introduction to their collaborative style. It's a sure-fire festival hit worth your attention as another Kiwi summer hits the scene.

Rating: ( 4 / 5 )


Meet SWEATR. Acclaimed producer Will Henderson has been living behind the scenes, brewing beats for the likes of Janine, Niko Walters, CHAII and Foley - now stepping into the spotlight with his debut artist project. While he’s been working in the industry for a decade, his independent project is the heavy hitting side of his work we haven’t heard before. High energy, huge hooks, electronic music you come back to again and again.

SWEATR’s production career started out under the guidance of Josh Fountain (BENEE, MAALA, Leisure), and has led him working alongside some of Aotearoa’s pop greats. He now sits firmly as a staple producer in the scene, giving him freedom to move into his artist side.

SWEATR’s new sound comes first and foremost from a passion for synthesisers, earworm melodies, heavy bass and distorted beauty. Early influences included The Prodigy and Pendulum and now, more recently, Lauv, Louis The Child and Charli XCX.

Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for SWEATR


There are no releases to display for SWEATR.

Other Reviews By Danica Bryant

Jennifer K. Austin - Single Review: Cards
23 Mar 2023 // by Danica Bryant
Originally hailing from the States, proud new Kiwi Jennifer K. Austin now sets out on a fresh path with her exciting single Cards.
Samantha Jane - Single Review: Narcissus
23 Mar 2023 // by Danica Bryant
Opening up on her revealing new single Narcissus, artist Samantha Jane is headed down a new path of musical and sonic vulnerability.Narcissus is a moody indie number with alternative rock and pop embellishments.
Hybrid Rose - Single Review: Planet Intercourse
23 Mar 2023 // by Danica Bryant
In collaboration with Canadian creative Loz, Wellington's favourite pop star Hybrid Rose is kicking off a new musical era with Planet Intercourse. It's an attention-demanding, explosive disco-pop track the likes of Lady Gaga and Dua Lipa would beg to have.
Bandi - EP Review: Bittersweet
02 Mar 2023 // by Danica Bryant
Kiwi-Brazilian artist Bandi spent her years growing up between Auckland, Los Angeles and Sao Paulo, a unique background that makes for a thrilling array of sound and style on her debut EP Bittersweet. Mixing bubblegum pop with soulful R&B, it's a collection perfectly designed to saturate the airwaves.
Tealskie - Single Review: Flown Away
18 Feb 2023 // by Danica Bryant
Otautahi alt rock band Tealskie debut with their fresh track Flown Away, a sweeping ballad which highlights a clear cohesion and tight musical interplay within the group.Sharp, rushing guitar grooves open the track, met with clashing percussion and subtle yet effective bass.
ASHY - Single Review: LA Talk
16 Feb 2023 // by Danica Bryant
LA Talk is the latest hit from Kiwi creative ASHY, a starlet who's seen the stages of Electric Avenue, Going Global and even Texas's South by Southwest. It's a single that proves she knows pop music inside and out.
Beachware - Album Review: It's Only Time
12 Feb 2023 // by Danica Bryant
“Maybe it’s time we gave up” is the very first lyric of Beachware’s very first album, It’s Only Time. It’s a bewildering introduction to a band, who given the circumstances of a technical debut, you’d expect to be all for taking the musical world by storm.
KRISTN - Single Review: Chasin'
30 Jan 2023 // by Danica Bryant
It’s easy to sell Auckland R&B artist KRISTIN off her voice alone. Smooth as honey, expressive and attention-commanding, it’s a talent which has recently landed her in the cast of Australia’s Hairspray The Musical, and on the NZ Hot Singles chart with previous release Seasons.
View All Articles By Danica Bryant

NZ Top 10 Singles

  • BOY'S A LIAR PT. 2
    PinkPantheress And Ice Spice
    Miley Cyrus
    Morgan Wallen
    The Weeknd And Ariana Grande
    RAYE feat. 070 Shake
    Coi Leray
    Rema And Selena Gomez
View the Full NZ Top 40...
muzic.net.nz Logo
100% New Zealand Music
All content on this website is copyright to muzic.net.nz and other respective rights holders. Redistribution of any material presented here without permission is prohibited.
Report a ProblemReport A Problem