What can only be described as STAR SEEDâs most ambitious body of work to date is here. And the arrival of their eight-part EP ESSENCE is more than just a sonic story. Finally arriving via Insomniacâs budding melodic-bass imprint Lost In Dreams, ESSENCE comes complete with a 50-page novel as told by STAR SEED that dives into further detail about the story behind its creation.
Fittingly enough, each of the eight ESSENCE pieces were debuted live in 2022 at Lost In Dreamsâ sophomore edition of their festival in Las Vegas this past fall.
ESSENCEâs rollout had kicked off back in February with its lead single âItâs Just You,â an anthemic bass cut touting powerful vocals from multitalented singer-producer Nytrix over STAR SEEDâs cinematic production and trademark modular sound design. Then came âIâll Be Thereâ with previous ILLENIUM-collaborator Nina Sung as well as âCirclesâ with serial-STAR SEED collaborator Meggie York, which landed as ESSENCEâs surprise third single just a day before the formal release of the full body of work. And on release day, five more ESSENCE members joinââSunrise,â âFallingâ with Zoe Moon, âThe Abyssâ with Fruit, âWhatever It Takesâ with Crunr, and âDaylightâ with Charity Vanceâto round out STAR SEEDâs biggest body of work since 2021âs Innerspace EP released via Ophelia Records.
And as for the aforementioned book counterpart to the EP, it follows the harrowing story of two brothers named Bear and Ford as they navigate life in a small village while searching for something more in the great beyond. The book features eight chapters, with each titled after a song on the EP. ESSENCE certainly hold up on the audio side, but together with the book, it paints an extremely vivid picture through the world of song and word, making for âone of their most ambitious projects yet and seeing it come to life has been unreal.â
ESSENCE completes an EP trifecta for STAR SEEDâwith Innerspace and 2022âs Digital Forest also being part of that listâand follows up what is perhaps STAR SEEDâs biggest official rework to date with their inclusion on Seven Lionsâ Beyond The Veil remix album. Their take on âStop Thinkingâ with Lights sees STAR SEED apply their refreshing identity to an instant classic from the Ophelia Records boss, while maintaining the spirit of the original that helped make it one of the most impactfulâif not the most impactfulâtracks off the melodic dubstep kingâs debut album.
âWeâre super excited to finally be putting out this body of work. âESSENCEâ has been about 2 years in the making, so itâs crazy to see our vision come together in the way that it did and weâre thrilled to share this with the world.â
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