Anyone who is aware of their stuff in drum and bass has been eagerly awaiting the discharge of Joanna Syze’s sophomore album, Surrender. Over three years within the making and containing collaborations with the likes of Billian, RedPill, Barbarix, Chris.SU, Mizo and, in fact, two tracks with the incomparable AKOV.
Surrender has clearly been definitely worth the wait. Since its Beatport unique launch on Friday, it’s shot to quantity 4 on the Beatport DnB Top 100 and numerous the singles from the album have charted as properly. Rene LaVice featured three of Surrender‘s tracks on his BBC1 radio present and different singles have obtained excessive reward from Bassrush and District Bass. If that’s not sufficient, Joanna’s story heart-rending story of how the album got here to be was featured on UKF. There’s a motive it’s so deep, darkish and emotional. You can take a look at that story here.
Another motive Surrender turned out so properly is the collaborators who labored along with her on this venture, and her collab with AKOV on “Archangel” is a testomony to that. The pair additionally labored with Volatile Cycle on one other observe referred to as “Shadows” however “Archangel” is an actual spotlight in an album of highlights. The observe combines Syze’s cinematic flare and AKOV’s heavier-than-heavy bass drops and neurofunk synths. In a latest interview with Bassrush, AKOV stated he likes to deliver a “crunchy” sound to his beats, and that’s positively current right here. If that wasn’t sufficient, Syze’s heart-rending and goth-tinged vocals float over after which wind across the beats and synths with some actually attention-grabbing manufacturing. They seem each within the ambient sound house and within the forefront of the observe, creating an impact of feeling her voice in a number of locations, as an angel floating across the crunchy, crunchy bass. If you don’t get goosebumps from “Archangel,” you is probably not alive your self.
There actually isn’t an album out proper now like Surrender. It’s modern and completely different, having been produced in a means that won’t have been seen in drum and bass earlier than. It’s a whole work and could be listened to as a full album, not only for its particular person tracks. That stated, every observe additionally has its personal distinctive vibe and each can stand by itself as a large tune. It’s actually top-of-the-line LPs in 2019 to this point, and “Archangel” with AKOV helps to inch the album out that a lot farther. It is a should should should cop.
Surrender is out now on Othercide Records on Beatport unique and might be launched worldwide on February 22. Some singles like “Shadows,” “Dark Days,” “Nothing Lasts Forever” and the album’s title observe could be streamed on YouTube or Soundcloud.