The North-German producer Marcel Heym, who goes by the name of orbit, has released his new EP ‘Summer Someday’; a blissful dreamscape taking you on a journey through his blend of future electronica and warm acoustic tones.
Having launched only last year, after Marcel escaped his busy life as a producer in Berlin for the serenity of the North German countryside, orbit has found fans the world over – already accruing over four million streams with a quarter of a million people tuning in each month. It all happened without ‘traditional’ music promotion too, just sharing through friends and people who were passionate about the music. With his new EP, Marcel hopes to break down the barrier between the impersonal numbers of music streaming and the people behind them. He’s currently on a guerilla-style tour, in which fans decide where and when he played across Europe – playing pop up stye gigs in non-traditional venues. Fans can find out more through his website: www.summersomeday.com
The dream-like state invoked by the EP is no surprise given the collection’s inspiration. Speaking about the EP, Marcel said: “With ‘Summer Someday’ I am trying to describe a dream that I often have. The dream triggers a desire for something without really knowing what it is. Sometimes it’s visualized with a woman, sometimes I see myself, sometimes I see parts of nature like the moon or flowers. A few times I have seen my grandparents in their 20s after the second world war sitting by the river in my hometown. But most of the time the dream is just a bright and colorful abstract feeling. I’ve tried to write a dream diary but I got lost in the descriptions. So I started writing songs and visualized it with videos. ‘Summer Someday’ became my purest form of translation between dream and reality.
The EP arrives with the focus track ‘Friday Night’, a pulsating ode to Friday nights of every variety and mood. Marcel explains: “I wrote this song about a scene in my life: Friday Night. The moon shines. Feeling sad and overwhelmingly good at the same time. Lovers. Loud music. Being lonely or in a crowd of people – or both. Colorful strobe lights. All this melting into an ecstatic moment happening in one song.”
Tune in to ‘Summer Someday’ below.