Beacon breathes new life into Tycho’s ‘See’ with first-ever vocals
San Francisco-bred artist and designer Tycho is always in the mood for unique surprises. Fresh off the release of his stunning Coachella set at the Do Lab and his cinematic Epoch album in 2016, the artist has put forth another fortuitous gift.
The ambient musical project known as Tycho, or the brainchild of Scott Hansen, has always showcased instrumental melodies, with vintage-style synthesizers and organic sounds of the human element. Today, June 8, marks the first time that Tycho has featured vocalists on one of his tracks, with New York-based duo, Beacon updating “See,” initially featured on Hansen’s fourth studio album, Awake.
Read more about how their collaborative process was birthed, via Tycho’s upload to YouTube.
“The story of ‘See’ is metamorphic. The track emerged instrumentally — as per Tycho’s characteristic output — on the 2014 LP Awake. Months later it was remixed into a bubbling pop song by New York duo Beacon. 2017 brought the next phase, as Beacon’s Thomas Mullarney III joined Tycho at Coachella to perform ‘See’ (the first time the band has ever featured a vocalist). Now “See” has reached its final stage, re-recorded as a proper collaboration. Tycho touchstones abound, swirling melodies, stuttering percussion, lifted by a voice in flight.”
Tickets and tour information are available here.