Based in Los Angeles, the enigmatic teamwork. now apply that creative flair to their debut artist track ‘Afterhours’, which is out now on Sony. It finds them connecting with two compelling, world class vocal talents in the shape of Nina Nesbitt and AJ Mitchell.
With sleek synths, punch beats and an immediately insistent pop-tinged hook, ‘Afterhours’ pulsates with pure lust. The pair’s sensual vocal performances heighten the sweltering vibe of the lyrics: “We can skip the small talk, put your skin on mine, don’t make my heart break, just make my heart race.”
teamwork. and Nina Nesbitt first wrote the song on a cold Friday night in an underground studio in Islington, London. teamwork. then took the resulting track to Los Angeles where they invited AJ Mitchell to elevate it to another level.
“Having worked together for a couple of years, the idea of creating teamwork. came around in the summer of 2018. We reached out to a few artist friends of ours about the project and to see if they would be interested in doing collaborations and features. Nina and AJ were two of the first artists we approached as we’ve always loved working with both of them. We’re so excited to have them both on the first single!” – teamwork.
“I love how ‘Afterhours’ has developed into such an unexpected collaboration,” says Nina. “I found AJ Mitchell on Instagram a few years ago and have been a fan of his ever since, so I’m really excited he’s involved too.”
“This being my first collaborative release, I am really excited to share it with Nina and teamwork. When teamwork played me the song, I was a fan at first listen. Nina’s voice is incredible and I was very happy to jump on the collaboration and add to the magic that they had written. I hope all the fans have as much fun listening to the song as we did creating it!” – AJ Mitchell
Bursting with vibrant colours, the accompanying video for the track highlights the connection between the two vocalists and perfectly captures the summer atmosphere of the coming months. It was directed by Seth Michael Stern.
A regular fixture in the UK charts, the Scottish singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Nina Nesbitt recently dropped her critically acclaimed second album ‘The Sun Will Come Up, the Seasons Will Change’. Featuring the singles ‘The Best You Had’ and ‘Somebody Special’, the album has achieved a huge milestone by exceeding a quarter-of-a-billion streams. Backed by playlists at both Radio 1 and Radio 2, Nina has exceeded 10 million monthly listeners and she’s set to tour as guest to Jess Glynne this summer.
Hailing from Illinois, the 18-year-old AJ Mitchell first came to attention on Instagram, where his silky vocal talents attracted 1.5 million followers. He launched his career as a solo artist last year and signed to EPIC in the US, scoring hits with ‘Used To Be’ and his recent single ‘All My Friends’.