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Denver-based bass purveyor SoDown has always thrived on an axis of dualities. As a saxophone-playing electronic musician, SoDown naturally balances organic instrumentation with digital production, lush melody with detailed sound design, and dynamic composition with grandiose beats and booming bass. It is through this original, genre-blending practice that SoDown has cultivated a fervent community and toured the nation to sold-out crowds.
Following his recent Get Up EP and remix of Black Tiger Sex Machine, Hairitage, and Hyro The Hero’s dubstep single “Cheatcode,” SoDown has announced his debut album, Worlds Beyond, a gripping package that will release on Friday, November 4.
SoDown gave fans their first taste of Worlds Beyond today via the LP’s lead single “All Go Wrong,” an epic, impassioned collaboration featuring vocalist Bailey Flores. “All Go Wrong” Is SoDown’s second song with Flores, following their soulful banger “Cliffs,” featuring fellow Denver-based producer Manic Focus.
With a vibrant mix of instrumental elements and emotive vocals and lyrics, “All Go Wrong” reflects the melancholy of facing a meaningless existence and subsequently finding solace in the chaos of life.
“For my debut album, I wanted to be more vulnerable, both lyrically and musically. I consider myself to be a pretty positive person, but I wanted to explore some of the uncomfortable realities we all inevitably face in life. In “All Go Wrong,” Bailey and I wanted to evoke the feeling of being lost, and the trials and tribulations of the human experience.”– SoDown
The track kicks off with propulsive drum patterns before transitioning into a somber piano chord progression that underlies Flores’ wistful vocals about regret and resilience. The song then builds with the repeated title phrase into a grand drop that contains bombastic, illuminating synth chords and a massive half-time beat – an all-encompassing soundscape that evokes the track’s poignant central message.
“All Go Wrong” then adds acoustic guitar for its second verse before incorporating SoDown’s iconic saxophone playing in the final chorus and outro, thus retaining the producer’s characteristic genre and instrumental infusions while still exploring new tonal depths.
SoDown – All Go Wrong ft. Bailey Flores
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