We are very pleased to announce the release of our latest EP “Driftwood”.
Somewhat of an excursion for Dawn of Elysium in a couple of ways, the idea for releasing Driftwood was born from the acoustic performance we did for Alastair Appleby as covered in our previous article. Of the four tracks performed on that day, we took those versions of “Why Now? Why Me?” and “Lost And Found” into the studio and developed them further, adding orchestration and piano to each.
Sandwiched between the two is a song from our forthcoming album “The Mandela Effect”. More news of which later.
Somewhat of an oddity in itself, “Ghost in the Machine” was started off with the intentions of becoming a bridging piece on the album but it evolved into something more substantial. We are very pleased to announce that the song has been adopted for inclusion in a forthcoming film called “Scarred Evolution” and we thought it would be a good opportunity to release it in its current form, hence the title “Ghost in the Machine (Scarred Evolution)”. The track’s journey has not yet finished and the version on the album will likely be different but it gives a taste of the kind of vibe to expect. In contrast to the acoustic/orchestral vibe of the other two songs, “Ghost in the Machine” explores our more progressive influences to a greater degree than previous work.
The EP releases on Friday 13th November and will be available from all good digital outlets. A physical CD release will follow, more news on that later.
Driftwood is dedicated to Alastair and was recorded as a thank you for all of the support he has given us throughout the years.