Electronic duo Divine Astronaut have just dropped new video for track, Voices. The visuals were actually shot at Dracula’s Bran Castle in Transylvania, Romania and perfectly captures the haunting nature of Dracula’s mythology and how haunting our own voices and inner demons can be. The Fountain caught up with Divine Astronaut to discuss the track in more depth.
TF: You have a new single out, what has the reception been like to Voices?
We do! The new single is Voices and the early reception has been favourable. I’ve had some feedback about the mix being clear and powerful, so that’s always good to hear. Haven’t had any negative feedback, but give it time. We live in outrage culture and everyone’s pissed, and I think rightfully so. For years many people have suppressed, or had their voices suppressed, to speak up against their own injustice, or those of others. It’s fantastic everyone now has a platform to share their voices, I think it’s just overwhelming for us all to take it all in. It’s extremely noisy out there, luckily we can distance ourselves from social media when required to regenerate and take pause and reflect.
TF: How would you sum it up in one sentence?
Voices is a song about inner demons, outer expression and all things in-between.
TF: Who do you look to and idolise when it comes to influences with this track?
You know, idolise is a powerful word but I definitely use it, because basically I feel idolizing is worshipping some deity for their belief system, morality and taste. So yeah, I definitely idolize the taste of acts including Massive Attack, Portishead, NIN, Bjork. I feel they seek truth in their art, I feel they prioritise spirit over ego and it shows in their music. I also think it’s very easy to love and idolise people and concepts that do not seek adulation and ego based notoriety. It’s easy to love a spiritually influenced soul, harder to love and egomaniac. But they are fun to watch and make fun of.
TF: What is your plan for the remainder of the year, after this single release?
The plan is to stem the crazy. Working on more music for this album Made Not In Berlin. Funny how the name of ours came to be, because, you know, we didn’t make the album in Berlin. Also working on new dA music, the next album I want to be a theme, I’m thinking 60’s inspired space electronica, so think Barbarella as a musical. we will see! We also plan to tour as much as humanly possibly, as both myself and Livvy long for the live show performance. It’s like oxygen for us, playing live, meeting people, having great connections and conversations with people from all over the world. My heart hurts and yearns just thinking about it.