The celestially orchestrated intro to ATLYS’ debut single “Chandelier” prepares you for an empyreal, refined soundscape, so when it progresses into something that you’d hear from Bernard Herrmann’s Psycho score, it’s safe to say you’re captivated from there on out.
While there are many neo-classical artists redefining the genre, the layers of texture contained within the progressive orchestration go beyond your average offering. The cutting edges of the strings lace Chandelier with an ominous tonality while the gentle swells in between lull you into a false sense of catharsis. The instrumental score fluctuates between soft to striking, treating you to a visceral offering of contemporary aural alchemy which you aren’t likely to forget in a hurry.
You can check out ATLYS’ latest single for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now. Make sure to give them a follow as their album is due to be released on April 5th.
Review by Amelia Vandergast