Uppermost video premiere of Perseverance ft. Harry Pane
23 March 2018
Music-News.com is proud to host the exclusive world premiere of 'Perseverance ft. Harry Pane' by Uppermost.
Independent electronic producer Uppermost releases highly anticipated full-length album ‘Perseverance’ on March 23rd via Uppwind Records. Recently released singles ‘Make A Change’, ‘Step By Step ft. Sôra’, ‘Slide ft. Yudimah’, ‘Atoms ft. Birsen’ and ‘Perseverance ft Harry Pane’ saw substantial support from publications such as COMPLEX, PAPER Mag, Magnetic Mag, Paste Mag, FGUK, Tasty Network, Chill Masters, Wobblecraft and KCRW's Travis Holcombe and Jason Kramer. Uppermost’s previous hit tracks ‘Flashback’ and ‘Beautiful Light’ have already generated more than 27 million combined streams, whilst his single ‘Disco Kids’ was selected to be featured in Mercedes-Benz’ Formula One campaign and his track ‘Flashback’ was featured on Vivelle Dop’s TV. Uppermost has also received significant media attention from numerous tastemaker publications including DJ MAG, Vice, YourEdm and Earmilk, major Youtube channel Mr Suicide Sheep, BBC Radio 1 and Virgin Radio. In addition to releasing music via his own independent label UPPWIND, Uppermost has released music through major labels such as Sony and Ministry Of Sound and done official remixes for the likes of Dada Life and Lemaitre as well as sharing the SOLIDAYS stage with Madeon, Yelle, Fakear and Die Antwoord.
Based in Paris, Behdad Nejatbakhshe aka Uppermost crafts each of his compositions with the will to bring instinctive emotion into the spotlight. Raised on Persian musical influences, the emotional side of music inspired his interest in formulating melodies and chords. His recent release of a 23-track career-spanning collection titled Origins (2011-2016) was a showcase of his french-wave touch, liquid disco grooves, and penchant for molten guitar funk.
Citing inspiration from artists such as Daft Punk, Burial, Apparat, Phoenix and Pogo, Uppermost is able to transform his affinity for these acts into a sound that pays homage to their influence, while at the same time resonating with his own distinctive style, containing crisp production elements akin to similarly like-minded producers such as Moullinex, Star Slinger and Cyril Hahn.
Uppermost’s long awaited LP ‘Perseverance’ is a colossal body of work encapsulating on an arduous journey through the unknown, across fourteen inspiring pieces; The opener and title track ‘Perseverance ft. Harry Pane’ is riddled with intense basslines as weighted beats drop like jolts of thunder amidst resonant clouds of yearning. ‘Focus’ is an energetic, blast of emotion complete with jittering synth-arpeggios and exhilarating builds. As the name suggests, ‘Make A Change’ is characterized by a weighted atmosphere and rich sonic textures. ‘Where Your Heart Goes ft SYML’ showcases the intimate and delicate aspects to the album, full of glittering, alluring auras. ‘Moment of Truth’ is a synthesizer-heavy delight, focusing in on form and melody. Extremely concise production techniques and many, many melodious hooks make this album one not to be missed!
On the album, Uppermost comments: “I decided to work on this album like it's my last one, putting everything I have to express in it, in the most sincere way I could. I needed to escape from my comfort zone and put myself in a place where I'd be vulnerable again.”
Perseverance LP Tracklist:
1. Perseverance (ft. Harry Pane) 2. The Brightest Light 3. Slide (ft. Yudimah) 4. Focus 5. Step by Step (ft. Sôra) 6. Make a Change 7. Atoms (ft. Birsen) 8. Believe 9. Where Your Heart Goes (ft. SYML) 10. Better Days Ahead 11. Healing (ft. Mesita) 12. Moment of Truth 13. Late Hours (Antony Left) 14. Uprising