Esches – Levitate Us

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Sometimes simplicity is key. Here we have a lush track from US / German songwriter Esches. Production wise this is stripped right back to minimal bass, a little percussion and minimal synth noodlings. The rest is vocals, with sublime backing vocals and effects that lift the track in a wonderful soulful direction…

“‘Levitate Us’ has this pull to it – musically and lyrically, it’s heading somewhere, constantly. I love the fact that it has these quirky little nuances, like rhythmic layers that almost sound like an animal trying to break free, and multiple sonic worlds just melting together. The song was developed in three steps – I wrote it on a basic instrumental I produced, then OSIVE, Sixtus Preiss and I had these super intense sessions in Vienna, then we finished it by just sending things around. Brave new world, so to speak. I have the feeling this process definitely worked for the track – it’s about negotiating distance, and this naive sort of honesty. I added the Rhodes in the very end, it’s great when sounds and lyrics resonate together as one.”


Here’s the accompanying ‘lyric video’, which like the music, is grounded in it’s simplicity and minimalism, and works well as a result…

If you like Levitate Us you could do worse than check out Technicolor LV, the previous release by Esches that combines a simple electronica production with soul sensibilities…

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