To calm the crazy anticipation fans are having for their upcoming sophomore studio album Another Atmosphere, VersaEmerge have released an EP previewing three tracks from AA, aptly named Another Atmosphere Preview. The EP includes the recently-released No Consequence, as well as two other tracks, Bones and Domesticated.
When No Consequence hit the net last week, the genre of Another Atmosphere became a hot topic for a while – are they embarking on a completely different feel, or was this track just a one-off?
With the release of this preview, all our doubts are cleared because it confirms that the duo will be taking on a genre which differs vastly from their first album, Fixed At Zero.
Expect a dance pop-centric sound from the record, with the electronic beats charging into your ears just as heavy as the conventional rock sound would. It’s clear that the idea behind the record was inspired by futuristic material. It wouldn’t be entirely surprising if the album artwork had some form of nebula effects printed on it!
I was actually pretty stoked to check out the new stuff the duo came up with, after they announced their second album, but my excitement tuned down after hearing this preview. Don’t get me wrong, I love the idea of exploring new musical boundaries, but it seems like VE has taken the exploration a bit too far. The hooks and overall feel give me the impression that they’re aiming for airplay from the mainstream media. It’s bad enough they graduated from the much-valued post-hardcore genre in their early days, now they’re completely leaving the rock circle? C’mon guys, what happened to keeping it real?
Stream the three tracks here, and decide if you’ll join me as I sit on Sierra’s shoulder like a vulture (see what I did there) and whisper “sellout”.