What better way to start your week off then with some fresh new tunes. This week we bring your Berlin Based Opien. Formed in 1999 by producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Niko Stoessl, Opien is a project of various musical and visual artists sharing the vision to collectively create and inspire.
They recently released their 2nd album, Atlanta, which finds Stoessl and Christian Eigner (of Depeche Mode) sculpting a sound that touches on the the past 1980’s eaa while making something that can be listened to in the future decades to come. On this album the duo strived to create a pure distinctive sound that combines Eigner’s driving drum beats paired with cascading synth and guitar arrangements with Stoessl’s smooth, unique vocals leading your down a sonic path.
They sent us over the video to the single form Atlanta called “Let Me Down” and it is an excellent electro-pop tune that will get under your skin. Well crafted dance beats accent the excellent synth work found throughout the track and I have to admit that that synth hook in the very first seconds of the song is catchy as f*Ck.
Peep the “Let Me Down” video below and let us know what you think in the comments. If you dig it, then you will definitely like every other track on Atlanta which can be found at your favorite digital retailer.