M83 releases chilling new single ‘Temple of Sorrow’ ahead of forthcoming album
M83 is ringing in the fall season with some exciting new content, including his brand new single, “Temple of Sorrow.” In September 2007, the French producer released a full length studio album entitled Digital Shades Vol I. Since then, M83 (real name Anthony Gonzalez) saw increased success, most notably with his 2011 hit “Midnight City.”
Now, over a decade later, Gonzalez is ready for part two, with DSVII slated for a September 20 release. To kick things off, “Temple of Sorrow” is a spacey, cinematic tune that is clearly influenced by the cinematic trends of 80s sci-fi films, polished the era’s analog synth appeal. It includes old school electronics, slow percussion riffs, and vocal harmonies to launch listeners into a new dimension. This is nothing new for those familiar with M83’s output, as his most recent project was an original motion picture soundtrack for Knife & Heart.
The release comes packaged with the first part of M83’s upcoming film Extazus, spearheaded by French film director Bertrand Mandico. Based on the first installment, fans are in for a trippy adventure filled with bright colors and wild scenery. Watch it below.