*The Following Press Release Was Issued By Capitol Music Group*
|KAVINSKY UNVEILS ROMANTIC NEW SINGLE, “ZENITH,” THE SEQUEL TO HIS BREAKTHROUGH HIT, “NIGHTCALL” |
Track Is From His New Album, Reborn, Set For March 25 Release On Astralwerks / Record Makers
Combined Global Streams Of “Renegade” Surpass Two Million
|As the pre-order launched for Reborn – his first album in nine years – Kavinsky shared his new single, “Zenith” feat. Prudence & Morgan Phalen. Greatly inspired by cinema, the acclaimed French producer envisioned “Zenith” as the sequel to his breakthrough hit, “Nightcall.” Muted and futuristic, the new song reveals Kavinsky’s romantic side. Like “Nightcall,” it’s a duet between man and a woman. Yet with “Zenith,” he flips the script, featuring the female character, Prudence (formerly of the duo The Dø), on the verses while Morgan Phalen (who sang with Justice and is the vocalist of Diamond Nights) takes the choruses, playing the male lead. A soulful, sensuous saxophone adds a distinctive third voice as the song plays out. Listen to “Zenith” HERE. See below for the track listing for Reborn, which Kavinsky revealed recently. |
“Zenith” follows Kavinsky’s late 2021 single, “Renegade,” which has amassed over two million combined global streams. Available for pre-order HERE, Reborn will be released via Astralwerks / Record Makers on March 25. Fans who pre-order the album will instantly receive “Zenith” and “Renegade.” Marking his first new music since 2013, “Renegade” instantly captured the attention of critics, with Pitchfork, Stereogum, NME, The Line of Best Fit and others quick to spread the word that Kavinsky was back.
Dancing Astronaut said, “‘Renegade’ picks up precisely where Kavinsky left off…bringing his unmistakable synthwave savvy into the newest decade…[and] tapping Cautious Clay for a smooth vocal backing and a production helping hand from Justice’s Gaspard Auge, as well as Victor Le Masne to make the near-decade wait for another release well worth it.” Celebrating his “grand return,” EDM.com hailed “Renegade” as “another Kavinsky classic…[a] dazzling retro-inspired song.” Earmilk added, “The track arrives paired with superhero inspired visuals that keep you hooked while you consume the fizzing undercurrents of his musical underworld.” View the official video for “Renegade,” which was directed by Alexandre Courtès (Daft Punk, U2, Jamiroquai), HERE.
After earning a strong following in the French electro scene with his early EPs, Kavinsky found mainstream success with the riveting placement of “Nightcall” in the opening moments of Drive. The 2011 film, which earned Nicolas Winding Refn the award for Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival, starred Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Christina Hendricks, Ron Perlman, Oscar Isaac and Albert Brooks. The accompanying soundtrack topped the soundtrack charts in the U.S. and the U.K.
“Nightcall,” which Kavinsky produced alongside Daft Punk’s Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, has since been sampled by Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco and Childish Gambino. The song, which has amassed nearly 240 million plays on YouTube, appeared on Kavinsky’s 2013 full-length debut, Outrun, which was released by Record Makers and won a French GRAMMY®. The album also included the singles “Roadgame,” which became a staple at sporting events, and “Odd Look,” a song that Kavinsky later re-recorded with The Weeknd. Kavinsky was chosen by Daft Punk to open for their 2007 “Alive” world tour, and later toured alongside The Rapture, Justice and SebastiAn.
Reborn Track Listing
Reborn feat. Romuald
Renegade feat. Cautious Clay
Goodbye feat. Sebastien Tellier
Plasma feat. Morgan Phalen
Cameo feat. Kareen Lomax
Zenith feat. Prudence & Morgan Phalen
Vigilante feat. Morgan Phalen
Photo Credit: André Chemetoff
Established in New York City and now finding its new home in the historic Capitol Records Tower in Los Angeles, Astralwerks was the brainchild of staffers at Caroline Records who saw an opportunity for a label focused on the emerging electronic and ambient scene. Having reached a milestone of 25 years, Astralwerks has quickly become a modern, artist-first label with a true focus on nurturing talent across the electronic genre and beyond. Acting with a scalable, independent, and global thinking mentality with the capability to tap into the resources of a major label, has allowed Astralwerks to retain and sign up-and-coming artists such as Illenium, Jonas Blue, Alison Wonderland, EDEN, Sigma and Axwell /\ Ingrosso. As a testament to this pioneering approach, Astralwerks has amassed 30 GRAMMY® nominations, taken home six GRAMMY Awards and had historic releases from the likes of The Chemical Brothers, Swedish House Mafia, Halsey, Porter Robinson, Phoenix, Eric Prydz, Fatboy Slim and many more.
ABOUT RECORD MAKERS:
Founded in 2000, Record Makers brings together a community of like-minded people, convinced that eclectic music with a strong French touch can reach international impact. Independent since day one, the label encompasses a large variety of styles: the dark, brooding electro of Kavinsky, the rich compositions of the goldsmith Sebastien Tellier, the electro-pop mish mash of Hypnolove, the seminal soundtracks of Drive (by Nicolas Winding Refn), Assault On Precinct 13 (by John Carpenter), or Air’s Virgin Suicides (by Sofia Coppola, the first release of the label), the roaring disco of Californian songwriter Cola Boyy, Dita Von Teese’s sparkling musical adventures, Tristesse Contemporaine’s new-wave or Turzi’s rock disciplinaire. All these different styles are all united by hazy romanticism, handmade craftsmanship and one credo: music and images are one and the same.