Spotted: ABBOTT – Never been away
Today I’m introducing you to ABBOTT, a dutch composer based in Hamburg, Germany. ABBOTT loves classical music and is also a huge film nerd (cineast might be a better word?).
When my friends were listening to Pharell Williams and Bruno Mars I was listening to the soundtrack of the Shawshank Redemption and Forrest Gump.
He works as a composer for the entertainment industry but occasionally finds time to write music for himself.
Tell us something about your track Never been away!
I would compose on my old, out-of-tune piano I got from my parents. They brought it all the way over from the Netherlands to my studio in Germany. When I finish a general idea of a song I’ll go and arrange the strings. That’s really my favorite part of the process. I really like the piano but my heart belongs to the strings. After two years of working on it, I finally finished all of the songs and I’m going to release my debut album end of this year. The album is going to be Neo-Classical but more theatrical and cinematic. Influences range from Max Richter to Jóhann Jóhannsson. The sound in general is organic and dark, melancholic and intimate, and are marked by my love towards film music.
‘Never Been Away’ is the first single of this album. It’s inspired by an old Irish love story. It doesn’t have a happy end but it is also not a sad story. I’m not going to get in too much detail because I really like if my listeners make up there own stories in their heads.
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