Angus McColl Releases Cinematic Electro-Indie Single ‘DEAD’
Angus McColl makes music that taps into the emotion of the sublime. Supremely all-encompassing and passionate to the core, the self-taught musician from Byron lays bare his heart with a multilayered mix of analogue and digital synthesis for hypnotic debut single DEAD.
Exploring his experience of heartbreak, the creation of DEAD was a cathartic release and necessary stage in healing. With an introduction from his housemate, revered producer, performer and industry veteran Andre Keuneman contacted Angus, wanting to link up and bounce ideas. Inspired by a piano track from Dre, the lyrics shimmered into existence and after six months of intense studio sessions, the result is nothing short of magical.
Angus Mccoll teamed up with Andre Keuneman for mixing and mastering and Fenix Martinez for piano. The result is a sonically dreamy, almost hypnotic foundation upon which Angus’ unique voice and lyrical stylings float over. A mix of Moog, Sequential, Novation, Arturia and high end digital synthesis helped ignite the lush dreamscape of Angus’ creation. These, married with a powerful sub-frequencey push envelopes you in not only the pain of heartbreak but the beauty of music.
The accompanying music video visualises the heartbreak and narrative of the emotional fuel for DEAD. Dripping with emotion, the visuals could easily be mistaken for any A24 movie. Glitter, sunsets, domestic bliss and Sydney trains come together to narrate a turbulent relationship that slowly deteriorates into oblivion. Heavy on heartbreak, director Jordan Simpson (Flowerboy production) excavates beauty from the pain.
Angus McColl Top 5 film scores…
I’m gonna be real cliche here but there’s a reason these films are must see/listen.
- Yo Titanic is fire. Don’t care what you say. Track, ambience, storyline, fire. Also Celine Dion slaps.
2. The Dark Knight. Every time. Weirdly doesn’t get old. Chills every time, RIP.
3. Pulp Fiction. More of a feel powerful/boss woman energy album in this film. Sets the tone of cool, makes me want a cheeseburger and shake.
4. Snatch and Lockstock. Kinda like my childhood films as I grew up a lot in London. Every time I hear a track that was on this film, it takes me to the scene. Iconic. I wanna be in the film with them, walking to that beat down the street. Fuck yeah.
5. Lion King.You cant not know a feeling from the Lion King. Life lessons right there. Hans Zimmer again, sensing a theme. Kinda gos to show how powerful music is in film. All the films he’s done, worked on, are, well you know, the goats.
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