Legendary electronic trio Nero popped back up on our radar this year after member Joseph Ray released a chilling solo track titled "Inside" at the beginning of June. At the end of the same month, ZHU began to tease an upcoming collaboration with the trio before finally releasing it on a new EP only weeks ago. Today, Nero has returned without any warning, releasing new original music for the first time in over two years with a new take on their classic single “Innocence”.
The London-based trio has given “Innocence” a completely new sound in what they’re calling “Innocence (Reopened)”. At a full two minutes longer than the 2010 original, this new version completely abandons the captivating dubstep sound from its predecessor. Instead, the “reopened” version takes on the form of progressive house, characterized by dark atmospheric pads, gritty synth stabs and energetic electronic percussion all while keeping Alana Watson’s distinctive vocals intact.
The re-imagining of “Innocence” was uploaded to Nero’s soundcloud at the same time as another new single titled “Blade Runner 2049 (demo)”. While the title is obviously in reference to the upcoming second installment of 1982 cult classic film, it’s uncertain if the trio will be included on its soundtrack. And while we’re hoping to see more new music from Nero in the near future, we’ll have to make due with these new releases. Check out “Innocence (Reopened)” below and enjoy!
Nero – Innocence (Reopened)
Nero have also uploaded this tune to their Soundcloud.