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Toronto-based dance music talent Outwild returns to the release radar with an exciting Deluxe edition of his highly-successful Everbright EP. The Ophelia Records mainstay’s original June-released six-track EP was met with widespread critical acclaim, enlisting several high-profile features from vocalist XYV, singer/songwriter Josh Bogert, and renowned electro-pop act The Ready Set. Known for quite some time by his previous Inukshuk moniker, the Canadian native’s recent name change directly follows his set from Seven Lions‘ Twitch live stream event, Visions 4.
Out now via Seven Lions’ esteemed Ophelia Records imprint, the new 10-track Deluxe version of the Everbright EP features remixes from up-and-coming producers Vaance, N3WPORT, Miles Away, and AWAKEND.
The new EP starts off with “May You Always Be,” an atmospheric tune with a cinematic intro and resonant guitar strums rounding it out. The EP’s title track, “Everbright,” directly follows as an upbeat, lively sonic endeavor that’s larger-than-life in all the best ways. The next track, “Before We Start,” features a harmonious mixture of indie-pop and electronica, along with a mellifluous vocal cut, courtesy of XYV, which gives off Porter Robinson vibes at. The Josh Bogert-assisted “Live In The Now” and “Broken Constellations” carry through the same feel-good vibe present in the first half of the EP, with “The Way You Are” setting the tone for its end. The addition of The Ready Set truly makes the tune come to life, adding a unique early-2000’s pop-punk flair that pairs perfectly with the larger-than-life melodic dance music qualities.
Kicking off the new remixes, Vance’s interpretation of “The Way You Are” is a shimmering, fresh new take that lends a dreamy quality to the track. Several distorted, glitchy drops ensue, topping off the high-octane remix. N3WPORT shifts the tone, presenting a larger-than-life, heart-fluttering rendition that’s equal parts emotion and energy. Miles Away maintains this exhilarating energy with his remix, featuring several emotive buildups and soaring bass drops. AWAKEND finishes the deluxe EP with his take on “The Way You Are,” a hard-hitting melodic dubstep masterpiece that’s rife with palpably raw emotion.