It has been a tense time for all, such is life when we’re living in the middle of a pandemic. Luckily, we have music to fall back on, including Hotel Garuda‘s latest debut EP aptly titled The Tension. With four unique tracks weaving its way through “the tension,” Hotel Garuda’s introspective take on electronic music continues to stimulate the genre.
According to Hotel Garuda, he explains the EP came to life “from the tension [he] felt between being [his] truest self, and also putting on the persona that listeners had come to associate with Hotel Garuda.” In this release specifically, he felt “disconnected with the electronic music scene” and felt that he needed to “break out of the confines” that many feel within the stereotypical producer/DJ bubble. “This meant being more involved in songwriting as well as singing on every song,” says Garuda.
Give a listen to the EP in its entirety below:
An amalgamation of styles that showcases full confidence in his creative abilities, The Tension is the perfect representation of Hotel Garuda’s roots, influences, and direction as he moves into a new phase of his artist career.
As a producer, I was forced to grow into being able to corral parts from different people and jigsawing them into songs, and it’s something I really enjoy doing now. As an artist, I feel like I’ve really come into my own with regards to what I want my music to say, and the feelings I want it to evoke. I want my listeners to know that I’ve evolved, and though the music I make may not be the same as what initially drew them to me, I hope they’re entertained by the artistic journey that inspires me.”– Hotel Garuda
Featured image via artist Facebook page.