BLVMENKIND (moniker of Swiss producer Gabriel Brönnimann) unveiled his latest single, ‘On My Own’, featuring Tom Wavy on the 22nd of September via Paradise Lost. Citing the likes of Flume, Jai Paul, M83, Pink Floyd, Frank Ocean, Mura Masa and Dr. Dre as his influences, BLVMENKIND’s sound is a diverse blend of electronica, pop, classical music and experimental sound design. He released his first official single ‘Dream With You’ featuring Sam Darton back in 2017. An immediate success, the track gained over 10 million streams on Spotify, YouTube and Soundcloud. Since then, he has received support from numerous publications, radio stations and popular YouTube channels. He has also appeared at RADAR Festival and EXIL Club in Zurich, as well as supporting popular French DJ Fakear on his Talisman 2023 Tour.
‘On My Own’ is a potent combination of drum & bass and pop. Tom Wavy’s somber vocals croon over soulful synthy chords and tastefully-chosen effects. The track delivers a slow-burn build in intensity, guided by the drums – at first subtle and muted, eventually reaching its peak in a DnB break accompanied by emotionally-charged harmonies, which contrasts beautifully with the gentle vocals and melancholic lyrical content. The song’s excellent production and composition effortlessly articulate Tom Wavy’s lyrical story of love, loss and hope.
BLVMENKIND told us: ‘On My Own’ is a song that I created quite early in the album production cycle in 2018. Back then, it only was a rough demo of a piano melody and a drum and bass loop. It stuck with me because the melody is very melancholic and lonesome but still has an optimistic feeling to it, which very well presented the situation I was in at that point of life but still is relatable today”.
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