Essenger - Dissolve
Kansas City-based electronic artist Essenger has released a stunning new single called "Dissolve" that will have you melting into your headphones with its dreamy, enveloping electronic sound design and his gorgeous vocals. He describes it as "alternative electronic" as there's a definite alt rock feel to it with guitars and the vocal dynamic. There's even a guitar solo at the end, which is deceiving because it's actually played on keys. As Essenger explains: "there is quite a bit of real guitar throughout the track, but that solo in the last drop is actually all Xfer Serum put through NI Guitar Rig. You can get some crazy expression and harmonics if you mess with formant filters on the dry signal. However I do play it live, just on keys."
Explaining the inspiration for the song, Essenger wrote: "Dissolve is a song about loss and bittersweet nostalgia, a longing to relive the past and return things to the way they once were. Change has a way of creeping up on you and it's easy to romanticize the past, even (if) things are better now than then. Dwelling on it can stop you dead in your tracks and it's something I've been very prone to."