The music of Seven Lions has always captured more spirit than emotion than most music heard at raves. Now the niche-carving producer, born Jeff Montalvo, is harnessing that emotion with his new acoustic album, Opus. This body of work features eight of Montalvo’s classic tracks, but reworked with the crossover string quartet ATLYS.
ATLYS performed with Montalvo at Red Rocks Amphitheatre and The Gorge during his annual festival, Chronicles. As such, they were the natural choice to manifest the acoustic version of tracks like “First Time”, “Rush Over Me” and “Worlds Apart.” Even without the heavy drums, the chemistry and passion of the quartet capture the uplifting intensity Seven Lions fans love so much.
“When Seven Lions came to us just a mere 5 months ago to invite us to be a part of this acoustic instrumental project, we were completely humbled and starstruck. As ATLYS, we love experimenting with different genres and going where no string quartet has gone before. The EDM world was a musical soundscape that we had yet to explore, and we couldn’t wait to discover how to play dubstep and other EDM techniques on our classical instruments,” ATLYS said.
Opus will be officially available this Wednesday, December 22, 2021. Click here to pre-save the album.