2022 has seen the B A L A N C E tour on a tear across America, stopping in 38 cities to pack dancefloors with crowds eager to hear new music from Liquid Stranger and his Wakaan label. As the tour draws to a close the producer prepares for the release of his full length album, “B A L A N C E”, with a new single titled “LOW”. Previous teasers “Holla” and “Berserk” saw Liquid Stranger’s metamorphic sound expand into new directions, but this latest release proves once again how he will always pay homage to his roots.
The track hooks the listener right away with an immersive atmosphere of grandiose strings and spaced out vocals. As the buildup continues the vocals take center stage, and some hand drum percussion joins in to help really drive the energy. Longtime fans will feel right at home in this intro, as it feels very reminiscent of music from projects like “Anomaly” or “The Arcane Terrain”.
Suddenly the song jumps into the future with a minimalist but hard hitting drop that beautifully showcases the veteran producer’s current wave of sound design. An irresistible groove is created by contrasting quick rhythmic stabs with long bass swells, all tied together by a rotating cast of vocalists calling out from the background. As the tune continues it builds on the core idea in a way that becomes more and more chaotic, taking the listener on a ride of sounds that are simultaneously familiar yet foreign.
“When I Made ‘LOW’, I wanted to create something unique in the soundscape.” Liquid Stranger commented “This has been one of my personal favorite songs to play out on the ‘B A L A N C E’ tour because of the energy it’s created on the dancefloor, it just hits.”
With this third piece of the B A L A N C E puzzle we get a better picture of Liquid Stranger’s vision for the new LP. As an artist he continues to reinvent himself, and yet through all that growth he has never stopped showing passion for the things that first excited him about music. We can’t wait to hear how else he expresses his unique style of creativity when the full album drops soon!
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