Modular synth maestro Colin Benders has teamed up with Dutch producer Crouwel on a brilliant new song that we’re excited to premiere for you today. Both of these very talented lads have put their heads together to come up with “Far Away,” a track that we’ve been rinsing heavily ever since we were first sent it.
“Far Away” features a nearly subliminal rhythm, with irresistibly sweet piano melodies and a perfect vocal hook. This one is actually a remix produced by Crouwel, using stems taken from Colin’s quarantine lockdown sessions, which he’s been sharing with his Modular Mayem community on Discord over the past few months.
Speaking on the release, Crouwel had this to say:
The story of ‘Far Away’ is special and it’s a creation that would not have happened without Corona. During the Dutch lockdown, Colin did some amazing quarantine modular jams from his home, archiving each of the streams so that anybody who was part of his Discord community could download them. Using some of the parts from the stream as a basis, I created the first demo for the track, then later we had some virtual contact and finished it. This way of working and the situation we’re in was also of great influence to the title and the lyrics of ‘Far Away’.
The song is officially being released tomorrow, November 20, on Reflektor Records. Get the first listen to this gorgeous track right here, below. Enjoy!