Canadian artist Young Negrensé has shared a new EP called Aphelion. Of Filipino-Canadian descent, he is a songwriter, producer, classical guitarist, visual artist, and co-founder of YUZZYNET. After gaining momentum through a series of self-produced releases, he is now sharing his latest offering Aphelion, executively produced by Tristan Renaud, which contains infectious, space-age tracks that draw from a variety of genres including hip-hop, pop, R&B, and more.
Aphelion is a concept album, a sci-fi project that conjures otherworldly imagery through cinematic, synth-laden soundscapes that blend genres in an electrifying manner. The project begins with “Euphoria”, which introduces the EP’s kaleidoscopic sound with rich synth bass and grooving percussion that ties together the rhythm section. Here, Negrensé’s verses contain memorable vocal melodies that neatly combine different genres such as hip-hop, R&B, and pop. Next, “Highway to the Sun” switches up the pace with an ethereal beat that charmingly reminds one of 80’s synth pop, but adds a healthy dose of modern flavor. A personal favorite “Other Side of the Light” showcases Negrensé’s dynamic skills as a songwriter with an otherworldly soundscape that smoothly ties in ambient elements. Here, he delivers a series of catchy and dream-like melodies and especially delivers on a chorus that could best be described as “ear candy”. Closer “Circe.exe” finishes the album on a high note, providing a powerful, potent sound with shimmering synths and a captivating vocal performance from Negrensé.
The latest from Canadian artist Young Negrensé, Aphelion delivers a energizing and eclectic sound that draws from hip-hop, pop, R&B, and more, and showcases his focus and versatility as a songwriter and vocalist.
Aphelion follows a vivid and engaging space-age concept that fuels the undercurrent of the project: “his first vision of the angel came to him in a dream. It began with him in the far reaches of outer space, alone, gently sinking through the empty void. Only the sparkling light of distant stars engraved the darkness. There was nothing of salvation for light-years.
Suddenly, like the birth of a star, the angel materialized from the cosmos. The vivacity of a supernova radiated from her chromatic-shined skin. Lengthy bleached white hair flowed above her divine statuesque figure. Space and time caved in her presence. He fixated upon her gleaming eyes. She held a stare so intense it was entrancing. A sensation of warmth and euphoria rushed over his flesh and into his soul. She spoke a single word which rippled through the darkness. That word was her name. “Circe.”
Negrensé 9000 awoke from his dream bewitched. He took a deep breath, then wiped his brow, which was coated in a thick sizzling sweat.
This was more than his typical post-canister-fuelled-bender fever dream. It was a message from the divine, which even in an awakened state, burned into his psyche. If one thing was clear to him, it was that he must find this space angel, no matter the distance or danger involved.”
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