Every now and then we come across and artist/label who are smashing it in the mainstream EDM scene and think to ourselves “How have we missed this for so long?!” and Topher Jones AKA King Topher (formerly King Arthur) is one of these people.
Now releasing his and other artist’s music (including Found Beats regular Kevin Aleksander) under his own “Bring The Kingdom” label (sitting under the wider Hexagon label headed up by Don Diablo), King Topher is certainly one every fan of bass heavy, future house to be aware of.
“I’ll Be Waiting” is not the softer, more melodic side of the stuff Bring The Kingdom have put out so far and is a collaboration between King Topher and Kevin Aleksander, Dani Miche and ROARS Music under the BTK Collective moniker.
Opening with atmospheric and emotive piano before dropping into classic house beats, synth hooks and a warm, rumbling bassline, Dani Miche’s stunning vocals sing a song of forgiveness and a wait for a repentant heart to be restored back home.
While, on the face of it, the lyrics could be construed as describing a romantic, human relationship, they remind me very much of the parable of the Prodigal Son and the Father’s heart of forgiveness and joy in welcoming back his lost son.