will adopt an orchestral aesthetic on Collide, the forthcoming album that will double as both an early 2018 release and an exposition tyDi’s foray into an alternative technical approach. The 12-track product seeks to merge electronic and orchestral tones, constructing a “sonic narrative” related “precise composition, progressive musicality, intelligent sound design, layered songwriting, and grandiose orchestral scoring.” Grammy award winning film composer Christopher Tin assists on the new record’s conceptualization.
The intricate stylistic design Collide is evidenced in “Did You Know?,” the second single to be released f the album. The sequel to the first single f Collide, “Closing In” featuring , “Did You Know?” layers vocals over a mounting string arrangement that eventually gives way to a subtle electronic background beat. The purity Thor’s vocals lends a poignancy to the track’s raw lyrical content, earnestly voiced amid orchestral elements that fade out as a thumping yet understated electronic beat builds. The newly released single demonstrates a masterful navigation both orchestral and electronic elements, indicative tyDi’s careful handling both sonic styles.