Hopefully you didn’t have too bigger weekend because electronic dude Jon Hopkins has dropped a serene new single that’ll have you either blubbering at your desk or thinking some very melancholy thoughts.
Dubbed “Scene Suspended”, it takes some cues from his 2018 album ‘Singularity’ but strips back so much more with a powerful paino driving the 4-minute soundscape.
In an incredibly interesting chat with Hopkins in 2018, he explains one of his earliest musical memories and, this helps realise his natural lean towards more classical sounds;
“…one of my earliest memories – one of my earliest musical memories is when I was really young, like two and a half or maybe three years old, I just still have this very vivid memory of my Mum having this Beethoven symphony on, I can’t remember which one it was now, but I remember being able to see very specific kinds of shapes associated with the sounds I heard. I just remember this particular round shape that I saw whenever I heard the French horn part in this piece. You know how when you’re a kid you just have these miniature snapshots and then nothing surrounding them? Well that’s kind of my first one with music, and it’s kind of stayed the same since then really, it’s just as vivid.”
Is this the start of a new album? We sure hope so! Also, if you’re in need of a pick-me-up, dive into Hoppo’s ‘mindful mix’ here.