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Upon recently announcing that she’s working on her third studio album, Canadian producer REZZ has just added another single to her small collection of outputs for 2020. Today, October 27, REZZ releases “Orbit” just in time for Halloween. The new track joins two collaborative tracks with Grabbitz and Zeds Dead, “Somewhere Else” and “Into the Abyss,” respectively; along with remixes of Porter Robinson’s “she heals everything” and Melanie Martinez’s “Tag You’re It.” There’s been no word as to whether any of the five tracks will find their way onto the incoming LP, but chances are that fans can expect at least a couple to end up on the new album.
On “Orbit,” REZZ dips deep into her usual eerie, mid-tempo terrain for a dialed-down instrumental that spans just over three minutes in length. Beginning with sing-songy synths and a smooth female vocal that mimics a siren calling one into the abyss, the track utilizes choppy percussion around the drops and off-kilter sound design before moving back into the melodic, vocal-led builds. It makes for a wonderfully hypnotic back-and-forth that takes listeners on a merry-go-round of sound. Still, when compared to the glitchier, trashing sonics of REZZ’s earlier discography, the track is much more tempered, subdued, and mature.
The new jaunt is notable for surfacing during REZZ’s September 2019 REZZ ROCKS performance, which she also just released on the masses last month in place of what would have been her third year headlining the iconic venue. REZZ also previewed the track back in April during her Room Service live stream, so to say it’s been highly-anticipated may be a bit of an understatement.