After unloading a steady barrage of hard-hitting singles such as “GRAVEBLOOM,” “U SHOULD KNOW” and “KEEP U SAFE,” MUST DIE!‘s highly anticipated full-length album FERAL FANTASY has been released to the world!
With no genre being off limits venturing into the realms of UK Rave, techno, bass, and hardstyle in addition to featuring collaborations with Water Spirit, Descender, and Lil Texas, this 11-track simply has it all showcasing the versatility and undeniable production prowess of MUST DIE! throughout this high-octane rollercoaster ride of a listening experience.
“’FERAL FANTASY’ is a celebration of my love and passion for hard dance. It’s upfront and to the point, it’s high energy, and it’s where my head is at this year. This project, much like the album that preceded it, is a peek into my tastes and my personality through the lens of cutting edge dance music,” MUST DIE! explains.
With FERAL FANTASY hot off the presses and now available on all music streaming platforms, MUST DIE! has taken the time to deliver a track-by-track breakdown of his new album. Take a deeper dive into his latest body of work below and enjoy!
“This song was the last to be written for the album; and definitely a shot in the dark, stylistically. It’s strangely low fidelity for a MUST DIE! song; definitely leaning on its noisier merits.”
“This song was one of the first ideas I had for the album; and was written right after CRISIS VISION released. It’s a bit of an homage to the kind of music I loved when I got into the genre, updated to fit my current sensibilities.”
“Probably my favorite song on the album! This was road tested in so many different versions and I just love it playing it live.”
IN MY HEAD
“This was a song Water Spirit brought to me, actually really fleshed out with a great hook. I took what was there and ran with it and we just pushed it further and further in intensity. I love this song and I really love Water Spirit.”
KEEP U SAFE
“This one came together so effortlessly. Sometimes ideas just click and then magically form themselves around a core motif. It’s simple, but there’s a strong melodic undercurrent pulling the
MOVE I MAKE
“I really wanted to make sure I had a place for MOVE I MAKE; which was an idea that surfaced early on in the album process. I just love the turnaround vocal and love the build. I love writing songs in this vein, and there’s one on almost every one of my releases. I can’t stay away!”
U SHOULD KNOW
“I am so happy with the way this song came to be. I wanted to try something I had never fully committed to; a straightforward and catchy Hardstyle song. It ended up being less straightforward in structure, definitely owing a lot of its arrangement to dubstep and club music of other kinds; but I do love the end result. Super happy with it.”
“It’s not often I have an idea as disjointed and bipolar as GRAVEBLOOM. When I do I try my best to let it flow naturally; without too much questioning. It started as one thing and ends as something entirely different. To me, there’s cohesive mood glueing it together.”
NEW YORK CITY
“Descender and I have been friends and collaborators for a decade at this point; and I knew he needed to be a part of this album. We went the techno route in a hotel room in New York and wrapped it up once I got home after much road testing. It’s a friendship bracelet in song form, really.”
GAGGED & BOUND
“This was a simple case of me writing something fast and loud and immediately thinking of Lil Texas. Fans have asked us so often to collaborate; and we have started multiple ideas prior. This was the one that got done and I had so much fun with it.”
“I came across a file in my demos folder at the end of the album process and realized I had written this hook I actually loved. I searched for the project, found it, and finished this entire song in a few hours. I love simple melodic hooks and that’s what this is. It wound up turninginto a more atmospheric winding down of the entire album.”
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