Rezz Enlists Raven Gray For Goth-Tinged Single ‘Embers’
Bass music legend and HypnoVizion label head Rezz releases her new goth-tinged single ‘Embers’ featuring vocalist Raven Gray. ‘Embers’ serves as the third and final single off Rezz’s forthcoming IT’S NOT A PHASE EP, due out this summer.
Swirling with the alternative rock references of her youth and the modern electronic tendencies that have driven her catalog, ‘Embers’ is a masterful original that embodies the rocktronic genre Rezz has helped forge. Showing the diverse range of her upcoming EP, Rezz wraps Raven Gray’s angsty vocals with dark guitars, haunting synths, and deep percussive kicks. An emotionally-wrought original from the pair of LGBTQ+ musicians, ‘Embers’ is timed to coincide with Pride Month.
The third single off her upcoming IT’S NOT A PHASE EP, ‘Embers’ follows Rezz’s recent alt-rock anthem ‘Signal’ with Grabbitz and grunge-tronic collaboration ‘Blue In The Face’ with Shadient and fknsyd. Another sign that her goth roots are more than just a phase, ‘Embers’ is reminiscent of 2000s rock ballads with the crisp, modern electronic edge omnipresent throughout Rezz’s productions. Each track offering a glimpse into the nostalgic punk tones of Rezz’s teen years complemented by the bass-heavy elements of her signature sound, IT’S NOT A PHASE captures the dichotomy of sonic influences that have defined her.
Regarding the track, Rezz said, “After I heard Raven’s vocal acapella, the instrumental flowed out of me very naturally and quickly. This is a different song than what people would expect from me, but it’s a song I personally love and I’m stoked for it to be a part of IT’S NOT A PHASE.”
Raven Gray added, “When I wrote the lyrics to this song, I was saturated in pain, yet surrounded by hope. ‘Embers’ is about using the glass in my life to build a home. Even when I was lost in the dark clinging onto nothing, there was always a spark in the ashes. I want everyone who listens to remember that. With massive gratitude and love to Rezz and her whole team on my first collaboration of the year I am honored to present ‘Embers’.”
Isabelle Rezazadeh, AKA Rezz, made her massive 2015 debut on Skrillex’s label OWSLA and has since racked up tens and millions of streams, sold out legendary venues and headlined top festivals around the world. Her sound oozes with originality, striking a balance between bass heavy and minimalist tech production. In recent years she’s graced the cover of Billboard, earned the JUNO Award for Electronic Album of the Year for her Beyond the Senses EP, and in 2022 launched her own label imprint HypnoVizion.
The final piece of her forthcoming EP, Rezz continues to tap into her darker roots with ‘Embers’, embracing the edgy, shadowy sounds reminiscent of her deep rooted love of punk and emo rock. Enter Rezz’s rocktronic world and stream ‘Embers’ ahead of her upcoming goth-themed IT’S NOT A PHASE EP.