M83 is ringing in the fall season with some exciting new content, including his brand new single, “Temple of Sorrow.” In September 2007, the French producer released a full length studio album entitled Digital Shades Vol I. Since then, M83 (real name Anthony Gonzalez) saw increased success, most notably with his 2011 hit “Midnight City.”
Now, over a decade later, Gonzalez is ready for part two, with DSVII slated for a September 20 release. To kick things off, “Temple of Sorrow” is a spacey, cinematic tune that is clearly influenced by the cinematic trends of 80s sci-fi films, polished the era’s analog synth appeal. It includes old school electronics, slow percussion riffs, and vocal harmonies to launch listeners into a new dimension. This is nothing new for those familiar with M83’s output, as his most recent project was an original motion picture soundtrack for Knife & Heart.
The release comes packaged with the first part of M83’s upcoming film Extazus, spearheaded by French film director Bertrand Mandico. Based on the first installment, fans are in for a trippy adventure filled with bright colors and wild scenery. Watch it below.