With September-end seeing the second edition of his concept album ‘Grotesque – Reworked & Remixed’ hit shelves & stores, into the autumn RAM turns up the release heat again.
This time it’s single business that’s at hand and ‘Northern Star’ represents the Dutchman’s third union with Susana – the singer behind both ‘Someone Like You’ and the unforgettable ‘RAMelia’.
When it comes to bringing ‘Northern Star’ its emotional heft, studio-wise RAM takes zero chances. He loads its production deck with a near limitless array of striking elements. Elevating key changes, chord progressions and savant-like techniques all play their part.
Bass roll and percussive spur catalyse its purposeful tempo, while epic, reverb-heavy guitar riffs and luminous sub-melodies establish yet greater ether.
With her dazzling vocal performance, Susana catches the emotional current of RAM’s production perfectly. As ‘Northern Star’ flows into its drop, his production elements draw down, ultimately setting her voice against beat-free pianoforte and majestic orchestral strings.
Susana bares her soul as never before with from-within lyrics and a delivery that’ll pull you in a thousand different ways… before sending you to the stars.
‘Northern Star’ is out now and stream/purchase through this link.