The weather might be getting cooler, but Australian producer Zapéd is here to give us some warmth. His new instrumental track “isolat0” aims to take listeners on an introspective but cozy journey.
Taking its name from the months-long lockdown in Australia, “isolat0” is Zapéd’s way of making sense of it. The song takes its time to explore each new instrument it introduces. Soft vocals flit in and out over meditative waves of synths, shimmering chimes skimming over the top. Zapéd layers muted handclaps over ambient, echoing percussion. Each repetition of the main verse draws us in closer, feeling like a warm embrace.
“isolat0” marks the first time Zapéd has fully owned a track end to end. He described the process as:
I really wanted to push my songwriting and production chops with this track, as it felt like it needed to be something I could connect with in my own weird way. In the past I’ve usually co-written or co-mixed my tracks but for isolat0, I felt like it was time to take command of the entire process, to help fully realise the potential of this project.
“isolat0” is the lead single off his upcoming debut album Exile. We don’t know any details of a release date yet, but “isolat0” is an exciting taste of what’s to come. You can check it out using the link below. Enjoy!