Markus Schulz’s single-introduction to his new album, ‘Escape’ comes by way of its out-today overture ‘Feel Alive’. The Miami native has added London Thor and Italy’s Valentino Alessandrini to the track’s cadre, creating in a heartbeat a single that transcends scene & season to deliver a promise-filled airwave engager.
From its artistic ensemble, the who’s-doing-what on ‘Feel Alive’ may not be quite as straightforward as first appears. Markus certainly is in the studio engine room, structuring a production that embarks with a single piano note and just three minutes later – through bass pulse, synths & symphonics – arrives at its thrillingly exuberant peak.
For her part SoCal-based songstress London Thor gifts the track a vocal that deftly walks the finest of tonal lines. Working its way assuredly from its lament-laced foothill verses, it summits in the emancipating optimism of its chorus. Violinist Valentino Alessandrini meanwhile keeps the track’s feel-keel even, working exacting layers of string-strung-sorrow into its intro & midsection.
A release that seems to track the arc our year has taken, from you-know-what to that enticing promise of maybe, ‘Feel Alive’s out today and available through all good streams and sales platforms here
01: Markus Schulz & London Thor & Valentino Alessandrini – Feel Alive (Extended Mix)
02: Markus Schulz & London Thor & Valentino Alessandrini – Feel Alive (Original Mix)