With solely per week remaining till the discharge of his duly anticipated Hyperion LP, Gesaffelstein has launched its third single. Presumably the ultimate tune to be launched earlier than the complete document is offered, “Blast Off” can be its highest profile one. Featuring retro-inspired synthesis and the vocalizations of Pharrell Williams, the collaboration continues the French producer’s current pop-leaning development seen in “Lost in Fire.”
Though the observe is extra melodic and mainstream-appealing than Michel Lévy’s commonplace fare, it additionally retains extra frequent floor along with his signature industrial type than his collaboration with The Weeknd. Indeed, even his darker, broken-beat instrumental, “Reset” veers additional away from the Gesaffelstein of yore.
Beneath Williams’ suave vocals, Lévy lays a framework of slick, mid-tempo bass that echoes the skeletons of his finest work. And, at a time when it appears that evidently dance music’s darkest artist could also be heading towards the sunshine, reminders of this nature serve to offer hope for his longtime followers that such just isn’t the case.