Following the release of their recent single “Control,” electronic duo Beautiful Machines have now released “Survive,” the latest offering from their upcoming album Singularity from Republic Of Music. The band have also been announced as support or OMD’s upcoming German tour, kicking off on July 31 before concluding on August 7.
“Survive” was born out of the rubble of an expedition that band members Conrad Schuman and Stefanie Ku took together through Nepal. The song was written after the harrowing experience of escaping a governmental lockdown on the last flight out of the country that could have trapped them for weeks, if not years.
Journeying through Kathmandu amidst the backdrop of an earthquake-leveled, post-apocalyptic city and witnessing another level of human struggle, helped birth the idea of ‘Survive’.
Vocalist Conrad Schuman continues:
Lyrically, it feels like when I am in an emotionally struggling state, defeated, or beat down by life, there has always been this internal energy. It’s like another being that reaches from within, grabs this drained version of myself by the collar, and elevates me up with immense strength, revitalizing myself. It’s like being pulled out of quicksand and then awakened. This is the spirit of ‘Survive.’
An act of synthesis that “blends technology with art, the digital with the humane”, Singularity is a project that spans music, visuals, and performance, and will arrive in Summer 2022.