Seven Lions ends the year strong, tapping Atlys to reinterpret a number of his greatest hits in Opus, a new album with orchestral interpretations.
While fans don't often crave the idea of Opus, it fits in perfectly with Seven Lions' discography and aesthetic. For a long time his mystical world structure seemed as if an orchestral album could emerge from it, and the one he published with Atlys and which is now being published through his own Ophelia Records imprint is perfectly executed.
Seven Lions and Atlys have done a remarkable job recreating some of its most precious tracks. "Only Now (in e Minor)" remains just as dynamic and moving as its predecessor, but arouses completely new emotions. "The Blood (in E Minor", however, is the most radical transformation of all the selected melodies. What was once a roaring dubstep stoker has been turned into an eerie, heartbreaking ride commanded by powerful crescendos and frenetic strings.
You can listen to Opus below and find the album on streaming platforms here.
Finishing the year with Opus is a crowning achievement after a monster year for Seven Lions and Ophelia Records. A native of Santa Barbara, she released a number of fan favorite singles including "Shadows" (with Wooli and Amidy), "Wild and Broken" (with Trivecta and Blanke) and "Returning To You" (with Andrew Bayer and Alison May). . His label, on the other hand, has released albums by MitiS and Xavi, among others, and is slated to release one of Kill The Noise's in 2022.
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