Exclusive Premiere: Rika’s ‘No Need’ Gets a Glittery Remix from Brunelle
The Serbian-Indian pop singer’s bubbly debut single takes on a vibrant dance anthem courtesy the U.K. DJ duo
English singer of Serbian-Indian origin Chandrika Darbari aka Rika made a splash online last month with the release of her debut single “No Need.” With over 550,182 views as of this article and counting, the track is a bright, blend of dance pop but gains a stronger, anthemic vibe thanks to Bristol-based DJ duo Brunelle.
“I wrote the song back in April and it was because I couldn’t sleep,” says Rika about the single. “It was 1 am and I went down to the piano and started playing around with some melodies, and the song actually came very naturally to me.” A highly positive track, “No Need” advocates kindness and understanding and coming together to enjoy life. The song adapts easily to acoustic and dance pop productions and Brunelle’s fast-paced, glittery rendition is no exception; the track gets bolder with the addition of build-and-drop dynamics and brings in a fresh, Calvin Harris-esque mass appeal.
Currently Rika is working on expanding her collaborations and discography—Brunelle’s take on “No Need” is simply the beginning. There’s an EP with a January release on the cards, as well as an LP she’s working on as a side project.
Listen to Brunelle’s remix of Rika’s “No Need” below: