The latest release on Steve Angello’s respected Size Records comes courtesy of the up-and-coming, genre-blending band Highly Sedated. Titled “Highly Sedated – Existence” the track intros with ethereal synths before leading into a powerful drum beat, driving vocals and a cinematic build up.
An ode to the five-member band’s realization of their ‘existence’ to follow their passion of music, Highly Sedated is a result of a group of brother-like friends with a wide difference of musical backgrounds coming together.
The names of these Stockholm guys are Patrick Ray, Verner Westlund, Leonas Somovas, Sebastian Dollinger and Hannes Söderlund. “We didn’t want to join the circus, so we created our own,” says the group.
Regarding the project, Steve Angello says, “I’m lucky to be involved and I’m excited to be the chosen one, it’s very hard to find a group of friends that’s been through everything together to get here and their only purpose is to bring incredible music and art to the world. This is Highly Sedated.”
The artwork for “Existence” comes from John Clark who makes paintings that reclaim territory that is more commonly occupied by music and writing.
His work also distils and amplifies common experience. At its heart lie questions of identity allied to a suspicion that the real world is as much a product of desire as it is an object.
The Swedish electronica band formed in July 2015 will release its first single “Existence” under Size Records the 1st of July 2016. Hear their track below and preorder it on the link following,
Highly Sedated – Existence (SIZE) | Preorder now here.