For me, music is more than just art. Music is more of a force, able to stir one's emotions, awaken one's senses, and unite people under a common denominator. It is an essential part to my life.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
I'm not exactly sure what N8 ST9's intention was when making his new single "Shooting Star", but what I can tell you is that he sends you on a spacey, 7-and-a-half minute expedition through all kinds of music formats. The Santa Cruz native says that he came up with the song after a spiritual awakening, and that this is his true sound. So what is that sound? It begins as a spacious, almost minimalistic, piano ballad that simply seems to float aimlessly in existence. We're then strapped down with the introduction of a more pronounced drum beat, followed by a wobbly synth that drifts in and out with a mind of its own. In a strange way it is beautifully melodic, and undeniably hypnotizing. Then it's almost halfway through the song that we're given a dose of lyrics, which precedes a build-up to what sounds like a dance anthem. To say the least, it wasn't what I was expecting. Luckily, it doesn't get too out of hand that it loses the base character of the track. I don't think I've heard anything quite like this in a long time, and if nothing else it's inarguably creative and definitely interesting. Either way, I enjoyed it very much, and I'm excited to hear what comes next in his repertoire. After taking a listen below, you can reap the benefits of a free download at his SoundCloud. You can further show him some love by visiting his Facebook or Twitter.