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Whenever Digital 21 and Stefan Olsdal work together on a track, something magical happens. We remember for example the incredibly impressive and cinematic track “War“. This time they collaborated with LA based vocalist and eco-activist Inanna for the electro-orchestral piece “Multiverse”.
Stefan Olsdal, half of iconic band Placebo, and Miguel Lopez Mora, the hidden person behind Digital 21, met through the Madrid club scene years ago. And even if they lost sight of each other again over many years and everyone was busy with their own band, they met again on the road of life. “Miguel and I have been doing electronic music for a long time, so when we decided to do something together, we wanted another layer of emotion to it, hence the strings and string quartets. We were excited just to delve into this genre of music and just kind of put our own little spin on it.”
Digital 21 and Stefan explain on “Multiverse”: “We love to work as composers for other artists. Inanna wanted an original song from us, a slow track with our orchestral sound. We worked on this song for several months, with many strings and many voices too. We wanted the song to rise little by little. It’s such a challenge to create a song just for one voice that you haven’t heard before. It’s a challenge and, at the same time, it’s a trip to other universes. Inanna lives in the USA, so we worked with her online. Mixing our parallel universes. The result is ‘Multiverse’.”
And Inanna adds: “The Earth -this universe- is our home. It is what unites us all. Music can be witness, a spark for emotional connection, it can be activism itself and a powerful tool for change. My aim is to invite people to wonder, again and again, about all the beauty and mystery surrounding us, about the uniqueness of our experience on this planet, in this universe. This new single, made together with Digital 21 and Stefan Olsdal, two incredible artists who I have always admired, is an atmospheric and melodic poem dedicated to all the forces of the invisible, all the particles, the beauty and little things that make our reality and this universe possible. When I listen to this song, it reminds me of Keats and his famous verse ‘Beauty is truth, truth beauty – that is all you know on Earth and all you need to know'”.
Enjoy the video below: