If the rest of Ørjan Nilsen’s third artist album ‘Prism’ didn’t already clue the world up on his peerless versatility as an artist, this album single will surely do the trick. A delicious crossbreed track that touches the borders of pop and progressive house while remaining especially suitable for the gamut festival mainstages, ‘The Last Goodbye’ is bound to cause big waves on the pop side of the music spectrum.
Yet another iconic cut taken from Ørjan Nilsen’s brand-new album ‘Prism’, ‘The Last Goodbye’ sees the Norwegian electronic music star join forces with Miami-born singer-songwriter and daytime Emmy award winner Matluck for an emotive record that blurs the lines between dance music and pop. Laden with stunning piano play, hooking vocals and a wonderfully progressive melody that will get stuck in any listener’s head in no time, the song perfectly captures the stirring emotion of a tear-drawing last goodbye while captivating fans every step along the way.
Ørjan Nilsen: “When I received a vocal demo from Matluck and his team, it was like love at first sight; it was so good I just had to produce it! And so I did! I can confidently say that this is one of the strongest productions I have ever made and I really hope everyone who listens to it can wholeheartedly agree.”
While continuing to churn out wonderful singles that touch base with genres within and beyond dance music, Ørjan Nilsen remains one of electronic music’s foremost ambassadors. Past weekend, for instance, he touched down in Shanghai, China for a brand-new edition of the globally acclaimed Transmission event. Taking the stage alongside fellow Trance luminaries such as Aly & Fila, Andy Moor, BT and Purple Haze, Ørjan Nilsen spoiled the crowd with an all-inclusive live set that featured many of his new album’s stellar singles, ‘The Last Goodbye’ included.
HØLY WATERS is a new partnership from singer/songwriter Roxanne Emery & producer Ciaran McAuley. Having talked about working together for a number of years, but never finding quite the right project, they took matters into their own hands through HØLY WATERS. In the longing, affecting form of ‘Amsterdam’, this August sees their first material arrive.
As a city muse, Amsterdam’s broken – both musically and otherwise – its fair share of hearts. This month, we wager, it’s going to be responsible for a good few more. Together, Roxanne and Ciaran have created a track that – in beautifully bittersweet fashion – captures the city’s essence and at least one person’s experience in it.
Ciaran sets that scene musically, playing a coolly laidback tempo off against warm bass and long, drawn, decidedly cinematic strings. Delayed piano notes and skilfully timed and effected key changes increase its texture and atmosphere.
Roxanne is “still in Amsterdam” and her song is an open letter to both city and person. In it, no emotional punch in pulled with the implications of her words as heartfelt as it they are heartrending. When love comes to visit, but not stay, the elegiac truths of sentiments unreciprocated are played out in ‘Amsterdam’.
Steam/purchase HØLY WATERS’ ‘Amsterdam’ here: https://magikmuzik.choons.at/amsterdam
01: HØLY WATERS – Amsterdam