*The Following Press Release Was Issued By Lydia Reed*
Divine Astronaut are an electronic group featuring singer Livvy Holland and producer/multi-instrumentalist Moonhead. The duo describe their sound as night-time music that is downtempo, alternative electronica with trip hop and industrial elements.
It was somewhere above 35,000 feet over Europe in August 2019 that the band came to fruition, with Moonhead lamenting the absence of electronic acts from the 90’s in the current musical soundscape. With Holland in agreement, the duo vowed to start an electronic act and upon landing in Eastern Europe, they started working on their debut album.
Their debut album, Made Not In Berlin, is due for release in 2020. Following the release of their first single “Undone,” Divine Astronaut are unveiling “Voices.” Narrating the opposing voices we have in our head, going on all at once, the song touches on how these voices can pull us in all sorts of directions and impact our growth, sense of self-worth and life. Holland confides, “The source of these voices can be from any challenging situation, upbringing, or beliefs, resulting in a lot of noise in the brain! And regardless of how dark our own inner voices can be, this song is an affirmation that we can keep our hope and love for existence intact amid all the external and internal naysaying.” Sonically, “Voices” showcases soaring harmonies and strong, confident instrumentation which emits an almost menacing atmosphere.
The stunning visuals for “Voices” were shot at Dracula’s Bran Castle in Transylvania, Romania. The video perfectly captures the haunting nature of Dracula’s mythology and how haunting our own voices and inner demons can be.
Divine Astronaut’s music is influenced by a wide range of producers, bands and singers. Moonhead has said that producers Trevor Horn and BT have been inspirational and cites bands such as Portishead, Bjork, Enigma, Peter Gabriel, Massive Attack, NIN and Radiohead as influences. A common theme throughout the duo’s music is the beauty in emotionality and the darkness inside ourselves and in all things. Holland shares, “There are some heavy aspects to what we do and it’s very groove based. There are also some heartbreakingly beautiful moments in the music that are just lovely to sit in. Much like life.”