Unwrapped: QUINTA – Unfaithful

We had a chat with Spanish producer and composer QUINTA about his seductive and swaggering third single ‘Unfaithful’

On his endlessly and effortlessly cool third single ‘Unfaithful’, Spanish producer and composer QUINTA explores love, lust, and deceit in unwaveringly sultry fashion, making for a track packed full of tension and slick, immersive appeal.

The track highlights the vast, atmospheric appeal of an artist who is rapidly making a name for himself, complete with engaging beats, dreamy melodies, and even a seductive guitar solo for good measure. The track tows the line between alternative and electronic with a delicate sense of precision, with its trap beats and sonic moments of catharsis and energy dripping with a charismatic charm and appeal. We love this new release, and had a chat with QUINTA to find out some more about it and how it came to life.

Hey! We love your new single ‘Unfaithful’, what more can you tell us about it?

‘Unfaithful’ is a song based on the thoughts running through someone’s mind while breaking trust to their long-term partner with another person. The song is constructed in a way in which tension is built throughout the verses, and at the same time that built-up tension is released throughout two different drops, which feature sensual guitar solos. I often like to classify the sound and production of my songs as a mix between Trap and Alternative.

What was the process like putting it together?

Long, haha! – The idea started with a simple baseline and some plucks, in which I then started brainstorming vocal melodies. Coming up with the drop wasn’t the tricky part as this is a style I’ve been working on since 2017, however finding a way in which my vocals and the instrumental felt like one piece resulted in some long weeks! – In the end, I decided to transpose the original idea one semitone, re-recorded the vocals, and ended up with the final and release version.

What were your biggest influences when creating the track?

Since a very young age, I’ve always been a fan of the ‘Red Hot Chilli Peppers’ and their guitar solos. ‘Pantera’, a heavy metal band, has also been a very important influence for me in terms of the electric guitar. However, it was 2015 when I discovered the world of EDM, and started listening a lot to songs produced by hundreds of artists from a YouTube Channel called ‘Trap Nation’. These two different influences, at the time of making my own productions, meshed together naturally for me.

There are so many genres and styles that come together here, what was your vision when writing it?

As briefly explained in the previous question, it all came naturally to me due to the music I listened to and played before discovering the world of music production in 2015. Apart from the electric guitar, I used to play drums since the age of 3, and in my opinion, the Trap genre in terms of drums often allows me to implement really interesting patterns when programming them. Listening to various genres on a day-to-day basis while being a music producer and (now) a singer too, makes you create things and cross-over genres in imaginative ways!

What else do you have planned for the near future?

Currently, I have about 4 songs that are ready to get released over the course of the year, in which genres such as pop will also be heard in some of these, always crossing over genres such as in ‘Unfaithful’. Also, playing live shows has always been something I’ve always wanted to do, and I’m currently working out ways in which I can make this a reality.