Crystal Skies return to Ophelia Records with 5-track EP, ‘Collide’
After making their debut on Seven Lions‘ Ophelia Records in 2019, electronic duo Crystal Skies have returned with their newest appearance on the label. Entitled Collide, the latest 5-track EP follows their 2019-released Constellations and finds the act reuniting with familiar face Gallie Fisher while welcoming new collaborator She Is Jules. Bolstered by vocal-driven productions, Collide delivers profound melodic bass as Crystal Skies hone in further on their euphoria-inducing craft.
Combining celestial sonics and bass heavy sound designs, Crystal Skies exercise their songwriting abilities in creating poignant anthems with the latest record. Featuring glistening instrumentation and powerful drops, the Collide catalog traverses tinkling piano progressions in “This Moment,” heartfelt guitar layers in “Human,” and fingerpicking foundations in “Crash & Burn.” Meanwhile, standout track “Requiem” diverges from its vocal-leaning peers, taking on a fiery blend of psy-trance and dubstep in its unrelenting bass line, crystalline arpeggiators, and cinematic soundscape.
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