Nashville, TN (PRWEB) December 19, 2014
Saum G describes the sound of Water From Mars, his upcoming album, as modern with analog elements. “All of the tracks on Water From Mars have influence from our current position in the timeline,” he says. Even the cover art conveys a juxtaposition of the present and the future of sound.
Water From Mars relentlessly commands attention, laying out an expansive landscape of sound. The album seamlessly blends hard-hitting technical beats with the smooth, warm sound of Saum G’s cello and infectious vocals.
The haunting opener “Running Through You” builds quickly, and steel drums add tropical flair. It’s hard not to start moving as soon as the beat begins. The second track, “Melodies of Light,” keeps up the energy and expands lyrically. “Some have seen it all and more, so much trouble in the world, so let’s just bring some good to you.”
“Fate and Flux” assures that we’ll know what to do with the rolling groove. It gathers force at the midpoint, only letting go at the very end.
Saum G’s voice resonates in waves punctuated by glitchy clicks in “Sound of Bright Matter” and “Enter My Realm.” These tracks feel cinematic, the vocals almost ethereal over the beat.
Things pick back up on “Beauty That Lives.” This track perfectly accompanies a scenic drive, holding a positive edge ever-bubbling with hope. “It’s not the way we fly, it’s not the way we die…it’s how we keep our minds and how we make our nights,” sings Saum G.
“A View From Hollywood Hills” makes you anticipate the drop with a beautifully dark cello line. Featuring A.M.I.E., this track can coax the most hesitant dancers to move. “Closer to the Sun,” featuring Trinity, keeps the party going. Throbbing, heavy beats give way to a smooth harmony, eventually blending into “Sky Creatures.” The penultimate track transports you to a distant, even otherworldly beach.
Saum G closes Water From Mars with the title track. The cello is most prominent here, offers the entire effort’s most overt mix of old and new. It’s the powerful end to a powerful album.
By: Serenity Self
A classically trained cellist with eyes on the future of both music and the world, Saum G is about to unleash a sonic expression few could wholly conceive of before listening to Water From Mars.
Saum G’s second solo release, Water From Mars, dropped December 15th on iTunes, CD baby, Rhapsody, Amazon, Google Play, Xbox Live and more retailers coming Jan 1st.