Austrian IDM artistMOTSA has unveiled breathtaking new single ‘Revolution’. The third release from debut album ‘Perspectives’, the track’s driving synth-line and evocative pads lend it a striking sense of urgency. Juxtaposing digital sounds with more melodic, organic elements, ‘Revolution’ cultivates an ultra-modern feel that acts as a critique of how the digital and real world interact.
MOTSA’s previous two singles possess the same futuristic tone, with first release ‘No Fear’ pairing wiry synth leads and modulated string melodies with the mesmeric vocals of David Oesterle of Austrian band Hearts Hearts. This preceded the release of ‘Rolling Back’ – an intense track filled with broad soundscapes and featuring enchanting art-rock singer-songwriter Madeline Kenney, with both tracks garnering support from Austrian national radio station FM4 and international regional channels.
Out 7th June, MOTSA cites the social and political climate of the modern world as a key influence for ‘Perspectives’. Filled with dark yet hopeful compositions that each represent their own personal story, the 11-track LP takes the listener on an immersive, emotional journey, while simultaneously examining the social media bubble responsible for the polarisation of society. The album title refers to a problem we all face: having differing perspectives on the same situation, which in turn leads to conflict.
‘Perspectives’ marks MOTSA’s fourth release since acclaimed 2016 EP ‘Petricolour’ – named after the label he set up to release it. The EP’s lead track ‘Colours’ has amassed over 4 million Spotify streams to date, while follow-up single ‘Falling’ received support from Lauren Laverne on BBC Radio 6. In the three years since, the artist has embarked on a world tour, playing shows in South Africa, Mexico, Portugal, Poland and his native Austria as his stock continued to rise.
‘Revolution’ is further evidence of a complex artist, acutely informed by the digital environment that surrounds him. Buy/stream it here.