Anyone who is aware of their stuff in drum and bass has been eagerly awaiting the discharge Joanna Syze’s sophomore album, Surrender. Over three years within the making and containing collaborations with the likes Billian, RedPill, Barbarix, Chris.SU, Mizo and, course, two tracks with the incomparable AKOV.
Surrender has clearly been well worth the wait. Since its Beatport unique launch on Friday, it’s shot to quantity 4 on the Beatport DnB Top 100 and a quantity the singles from the album have charted as properly. Rene LaVice featured three Surrender‘s tracks on his BBC1 radio present and different singles have acquired excessive reward from Bassrush and District Bass. If that’s not sufficient, Joanna’s story heart-rending story how the album got here to be was featured on UKF. There’s a cause it’s so deep, darkish and emotional. You can try that story here.
Another cause Surrender turned out so properly is the collaborators who labored together with her on this mission, and her collab with AKOV on “Archangel” is a testomony to that. The pair additionally labored with Volatile Cycle on one other monitor referred to as “Shadows” however “Archangel” is an actual spotlight in an album highlights. The monitor combines Syze’s cinematic flare and AKOV’s heavier-than-heavy bass drops and neurunk synths. In a latest interview with Bassrush, AKOV mentioned he likes to carry a “crunchy” sound to his beats, and that’s undoubtedly 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 the monitor, creating an impact 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 progressive and totally different, having been produced in a method that won't have been seen in drum and bass earlier than. It’s an entire work and could be listened to as a full album, not only for its particular person tracks. That mentioned, every monitor additionally has its personal distinctive vibe and every one can stand by itself as an enormous tune. It’s actually one the perfect 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 can be launched worldwide on February 22. Some singles like “Shadows,” “Dark Days,” “Nothing Lasts Forever” and the album’s title monitor could be streamed on YouTube or Soundcloud.