Artistically encapsulating the concept of consistently trying to fix or save something when the storm is still unequivocally raging on all around you. N2BLU’s return this year comes in the form of that very storm.
Repeat listens reveals a thoughtful episodic structure lashed together with a chugging 80s heart that allows modern yet dramatic vocals to flutter and shimmer high above. It’s fun, and also comes across as strangely sincere in its unabashed openness and primary-colour aesthetic.
Offering dance pop classics galore, the playlist makes for the perfect choice when looking to balance nostalgia with contemporary sound design.
The way the music slowly but surely sweeps you off your feet is a finely tuned craft that’s been absolutely mastered here.
Roaming freely amidst the trip-hop, electro pop genres, balancing delicate EDM details with soulful, heartfelt vocals, and an overall dreamlike purity and warmth that quickly embraces listeners – the single introduces the Texas trio in a professional and likable way.
Not only is the vocal talent and versatility clear, but the writing reflects the late-night thoughts and concerns of many of us, and the music follows its own notably artistic, unpredictable pathways.
The accompanying visuals suit the changing mood of the track perfectly well – these colors being thrown around at the blank white canvas of a wall seems to pair up beautifully with the inner conflict and honest expression at the heart of the song.
As experiments go, I’d rate this as a highly successful one: nothing feels like it’s been crowbarred in, and this respect for the material has reaped genuine rewards.
A heavy beat and dashes of distortion are balanced beautifully with the emotional and skillful playing of the violin.
Following the release of a string of original tracks, each one building further on the impressive streaming numbers of the last, we caught an interview with producer and artist Sherman de Vries to find out more about his journey so far. Here’s the conversation in full. * * * Hi Sherman, thanks for the interview! … Continued
With the world of music and electronic music in particular being consistently dominated by men, Tim’s intention is to help re-balance the scales, by actively seeking out female producers to have their way creatively with a brand new track.
Fresh from the album Love Songs To Die 2, and featuring the delicately soulful vocals of Gilda Betancourt, producer NOSTROMO showcases impeccable sound design and dance prowess with this single.