Adren Leigh and Jeremy Bastard have each been fixtures in NYC’s artwork rock and electronica scene, Bastard as a solo producer and Leigh because the voice of indie pop group Arden and the Wolves. With their debut single “House,” Leigh and Bastard have shaped Prospertine, a “darkwave industrial dance pop” undertaking wherein every of them have actually elevated their kinds to a brand new degree.
Concerning the collab, Leigh says she and Bastard met fairly some time in the past in New York however now reside on reverse sides of the nation.
I wrote the melody and lyric for House to a monitor Jeremy invited me to collaborate on. For the lyrics, I used to be considering exploring the darker features of awakening and emotional catharsis, features that always get bypassed in discussions of spirituality that target love + mild to the exclusion of the total spectrum of human emotion. Whereas total it’s an unbelievable and deeply worthwhile pursuit, religious awakening can be at instances terrifying, humbling, completely damaging, and exhausting. I need to open up an area for extra music or artwork that speaks to and validates that a part of the method.
It’s an fascinating perspective Leigh brings to religious awakening via music and that’s actually expressed within the monitor “House.” Musically, it’s actually a historical past of synths, beginning on the Pet Shop Boys and touchdown someplace in Yeah Yeah Yeahs or Phantogram territory (so actually a historical past of Moog, to place a finer level on it). Jeremy Bastard seemingly actually wished to drench the workers in synths, however the sound design and ambient work behind them can be impeccable.
Leigh’s vocals and heavy lyrics match these saturated synths and really carry the monitor greater than the beat or bass along with her voice’s throaty, grounding high quality. As lit up with electronica as this monitor is, there’s an earthiness to it as effectively that makes it really feel like, effectively, residence. The lyrics, whereas darkish and soul-searching, additionally make that validation level; it’s an finish justifies the means type of message. Selecting to undergo the distinction will get you nearer to your true self, so it would simply be price it.
If Leigh and Bastard resolve to proceed with the Prospertine undertaking, it’s in all probability a bit early days to undertaking the place the sound will go subsequent. They’re each identified for his or her numerous kinds and tastes. With this pairing and “House” as a information, nonetheless, just a few issues are true: it is going to be high quality, they’ll deliver out one of the best in one another and it is going to be very, superb.