Flux Pavilion previews Asha-assisted ‘I Believe’ off upcoming LP, ‘.wav’
The UK dubstep mogul behind the 2011 smash hit “I Can’t Stop” has embarked on a new era, distancing himself from his dubstep roots in favor of a cleaner sound and more emotionally-tuned songwriting style. Earlier this year, Flux Pavilion recruited singer/songwriters Drowsy and Kata Kozma on his recent singles “Sink Your Teeth In” and “You & I,” respectively. Now, the Circus Records head honcho has come forward with perhaps his most chill-inducing piece of music yet this year.
From the start, “I Believe” features a breathtaking topline accompaniment from vocalist Asha, a newcomer whose voice can also be heard on UKF’s “Only Us”, and a few other select electronic tracks. In this commission, Flux Pavilion fuses vocal chops with glittering synths and echoing crashes for a truly ethereal experience throughout. The EDM-veteran expertly layers the delicate textures over a contrastingly gritty bass, sneaking in an ode to his previous signature sound from the hey-day of dubstep.
The single precedes Flux Pavilion’s long-awaited sophomore album .wav, which fans can only expect to be a magnum opus of sorts as he’s not ordinarily one for long-format releases. His most recent full-length album, Tesla, was released in 2015, demonstrating a preference for singles and EPs in today’s fast-paced consumer landscape deemed by streaming. Flux Pavilion’s upcoming 16-track project, .wav, will be available on January 21, 2021.
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