The holidays are here and so is the perfect gift from one of our favorite melodic producers. Seven Lions releases his first-ever orchestral album titled “Opus” with string quartet ATLYS. […]
The holidays are here and so is the perfect gift from one of our favorite melodic producers. Seven Lions releases his first-ever orchestral album titled “Opus” with string quartet ATLYS. This album will give you stunning new reimaginings of Seven Lions’ classic tunes. It is the perfect album to listen to while celebrating the holidays!
Seven Lions is known for breaking boundaries when it comes to melodic dubstep. Since 2012 he has given us many melodic masterpieces and his label Ophelia Records continues to release new heaters non-stop, from some of the hottest names in bass music like Kill The Noise, Wooli, William Black, Blanke and loads more.
New to the EDM scene, the all-female string quartet ATLYS was brought out by Seven Lions to perform with him at his mini-festival Chronicles at The Gorge Amphitheatre as well as at his latest Red Rocks Ampitheatre performance. Having them part of Seven Lions’ orchestra project has brought the production of his shows to the next level! We hope to see them perform all the singles on “Opus” together sometime soon.
Listening to Seven Lion’s music with only string instruments helps recapture the emotions that all his releases initially gave us. These are the versions of the songs that we didn’t know we needed. ATLYS does an amazing job showcasing more of the beauty hidden inside these tracks. Every note is magical making these familiar songs more powerful than before by adding more details to the music itself. When you think of orchestral music you think of broadway shows, blockbuster movies, weddings, and all the classic composers that first started making music. “Opus” turns these melodic releases into grand versions that help you envision the story behind the tracks even more.
Here is what ATLYS had to say about their “Opus” album:
“When Seven Lions came to us just a mere 5 months ago to invite us to be a part of this acoustic instrumental project, we were completely humbled and starstruck. As ATLYS, we love experimenting with different genres and going where no string quartet has gone before. The EDM world was a musical soundscape that we had yet to explore, and we couldn’t wait to discover how to play dubstep and other EDM techniques on our classical instruments. We’ve performed over 1000 concerts around the world, but performing with Seven Lions at Red Rocks and Chronicles III at the Gorge, with thousands of fans singing along, will definitely remain a highlight for us for the rest of our lives. Working with the Ophelia team and Jeff has been amazing. These songs are so well-loved, they bring comfort and light to Jeff’s fans worldwide, and we’re so honored to have been the ensemble that brings them into the string realm, thanks to the help of our favorite world-class arrangers, Andrew Vogt and Ari Fisher.” – ATLYS
Which orchestra single from “Opus” was your favorite? Listen below and let us know your thoughts down in the comments or on our socials!