REZZ has continued the rollout of her anticipated debut album, Mass Manipulation, with its second single, “Diluted Brains,” a song which many fans will be familiar with through recent sets, both from her and frequent supporter Troyboi. As the artist noted in her Periscope live stream earlier this week, she notably selected “Diluted Brains” as the closing song for her momentous set at EDC’s Circuit Grounds stage.
Less than an hour prior to its release, Isabelle Rezazadeh noted the emotive impact that the track has on her:
The melody in diluted brains makes me cry on the inside a bit. It comes from such a raw/real place inside my head. Idk how to explain it.
— RΞZZ (@OfficialRezz) July 14, 2017
It’s easy to understand how “Diluted Brains” resonates so deeply with its creator; the juxtaposition of the piece’s subdued, stirring melodies with its formidable bass patterns harkens back to one of her greatest tracks to date, “Edge.” Yet, REZZ’s newest single is anything but derivative. Throughout the course of “Diluted Brains,” the producer experiments with rhythmic structures and instrumentation that are both distinct from her previous catalogue, and fluidly dynamic within the composition in which they are placed.
Featured image by Rukes.