Brighton based Beatastic is the solo project of one Nicholas Wardell. Founder of Shoredive Records, Wardell is a busy fella being a member of Xeresa, Futurafter and numerous other collaborations. I am very grateful and honoured to be have been asked to share with you an exclusive premiere of the video to ‘Echoes Through the City’ from his upcoming Refraction EP.
The song is a slow-burning synth-led ballad with an ecological theme. The organic sound of an acoustic guitar strumming like a ghost of the song is only fully revealed in the closing seconds cleverly.
When the song suddenly blooms into a synthwave anthem it takes your breath away. The sound now augmented with pounding drums and droning guitars.
The video features stunning footage shot by drone photographer Tom Fisk. His unique style of getting his drone close to the subject creates some exceptional and awe-inspiring moments. You can check out more of his work on Instagram.
The Refraction EP is out on 22nd May via the Shoredive Records Bandcamp page. Without any further ado here is the world premiere of ‘Echoes Through The City’