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 RedPill, Barbarix, Chris.SU, Mizo and, after all, 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 lot of the singles from the album have charted as effectively. Rene LaVice featured three of Surrender‘s tracks on his BBC1 radio show and other singles have received high praise from Bassrush and District Bass. If that’s not sufficient, Joanna’s heart-rending story of 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 right here.
Another cause Surrender turned out so effectively is the collaborators who labored together with her on this undertaking, and her collab with AKOV on “Archangel” is a testomony to that. The pair additionally labored with Volatile Cycle on one other observe known 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 current interview with Bassrush, AKOV mentioned he likes to carry 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 will not be alive your self.
There actually isn’t an album out proper now like Surrender. It’s revolutionary and totally different, having been produced in a approach that will not have been seen in drum and bass earlier than. It’s a whole work and might be listened to as a full album, not only for its particular person tracks. That mentioned, every observe additionally has its personal distinctive vibe and every one can stand on its personal as an enormous tune. It’s actually among the best LPs in 2019 up to now, 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 observe might be streamed on YouTube or Soundcloud.