SLANDER creates another melodic Dubstep masterpiece featuring the soaring vocals of Dylan Matthew on their fourth collaboration, “Love is Gone“, on NGHTMRE & SLANDER’s label Gud Vibrations. SLANDER has long since mastered the balance between hard-hitting sounds and soft vibes, and “Love is Gone” is no exception. The track seamlessly blends delicate piano keys, swelling orchestral sounds, a fast buildup mid-way through and Trap inspired breakdown. All this sets the stage for Matthew’s powerful, raw vocals and creates a unique and unforgettably passionate song. The song showcases the duo’s ability to dive into slower, feely sounds that remind the listener of heartbreak and loss but manage to wrap it all in a sense of hope and catharsis. The new release follows SLANDER and Dylan Matthew‘s earlier collaborations – 2017’s “Without You” (released on Monstercat) and 2018’s “Hate Being Alone” and “First Time” with Seven Lions & Dabin (released on Ophelia). SLANDER and Matthew’s collaborations keep getting better and will surely produce more hits to come.
One might expect the accompanying music video to follow a breakup or feature lonely shots of a solitary person, but instead SLANDER once again pulls out all the stops with a beautifully animated CGI sci-fi journey. The stunning video follows the adventures of a spaceman lost and adrift in an overwhelming futuristic world. The video serves as a perfect visual for the emotions of the track, featuring derelict wreckage and long lost astronauts for its melancholy notes, as well as spectacular spaceships and colorful landscapes for its swelling and hopeful turns.
‘Love Is Gone’ is our biggest endeavor to date. The accompanying video has been in the works for the past 3 years and is comprised entirely of movie level CGI. Just the rendering process took over 3 months to complete. We are thrilled to finally give our fans a glimpse into this new universe we are creating for them, which comprises our new show visuals, this video, and a secret future project. We’ve been tight lipped about all of this until now and we are so happy to finally reveal some pieces to the story. This one has been a long time coming and we can’t wait to slowly reveal what’s next! Shout out to Roboto for absolutely crushing the video and showing us that there really is no limit on human creativity if enough time and effort is laid down. Also we would like to thank our long-time collaborator Dylan Matthew for once again delivering a stellar vocal performance. At this moment, we are the most proud we have ever been of a project, and we hope you guys enjoy the fruits of our labor.– SLANDER
It is great to see this finally coming out. I want to thank all the artists involved in this project because they are integral parts of it. Can’t wait to show you what else is in store! Also RIP to all the GPU’s that passed away in the making of this video.– Roboto
SLANDER are known for their notable collaboration with NGHTMRE dubbed “Gud Vibrations“, which the LA-based duo turned into an official record label with good friend NGHTMRE. SLANDER’s creates sophisticated soundscapes with captivating energy that range from cinematic and melodic anthems to bone-jarring and foot-stomping bass bangers. Such dynamic range solidifies their mastery of a variety of styles and emotions. They have recently released “All You Need To Know” with Gryffin, “The Headbangers Ball” EP, comprising “Hate Being Alone”, “Running To You” and “You Don’t Even Know Me“, and “Kneel Before Me” with Crankdat featuring heavy metal band Asking Alexandria. SLANDER’s recent “The Headbangers Ball” North American tour included two sold-out dates at the esteemed Hollywood Palladium on January 11 and 12. The duo was also featured on the cover of LA Weekly in the same month.
Later this year, SLANDER will team up with NGHTMRE, Seven Lions and The Glitch Mob for The Alchemy Tour. The first show has been announced for August 17th in Long Beach, CA with more tour dates to be announced in the near future. Click image below for tickets!