Gorus transcends with debut album ‘Future Soul’

"Not long after I started writing what would become ‘Future Soul,’ a certain phrase mysteriously popped into my head and stayed there throughout the entire making. The phrase was, 'The apocalypse is always happening'”
30 April 2024

Los Angeles-based artist Gorus, formerly known as Ethan Tyrer, presents his debut album Future Soul, released via Devil’s Disco. Inspired by the human psyche, the album embodies a fresh start rooted in stability and artistic growth.

The album’s lead single, Never Was, Never Will encapsulates Gorus’s sonic landscape with mellotron flutes, haunting instrumentals, and a blend of electric and acoustic guitars. Inspired by John Wilde’s painting “Muss es Sein? Es Muss Sein!” the track navigates the paradox of confinement and liberation, inviting listeners into a realm of existential contemplation.

Future Soul reflects Gorus’s story through personal upheaval in Los Angeles, highlighting the transformative power of change. With introspective themes and an alt-rock edge, the album demonstrates Gorus’s unique depth and creativity in the music industry.

‘Future Soul’ Artwork by Gorus

As a multi-talented visual artist, Gorus enhances the album experience by crafting frame-by-frame animations for select tracks, enriching the auditory journey with visual storytelling. His seamless integration of music and visual artistry elevates Future Soul to new heights, offering a holistic exploration of creative expression.

Looking back on the album’s inception, Gorus offers a glimpse into his creative journey and philosophical reflections. Delving into the notion of the apocalypse as a universal force, he navigates themes of destruction and renewal, contemplating the potential for new beginnings amidst chaos.

“Not long after I started writing what would become ‘Future Soul,’ a certain phrase mysteriously popped into my head and stayed there throughout the entire making. The phrase was, “The apocalypse is always happening.” At the time I was undergoing a sort of personal apocalypse, and meanwhile everyone was freaking out about a possible global apocalypse with the pandemic. The more I meditated on this mysterious phrase, the more I realized that the two “apocalypses” weren’t really different from one another, that they were, in fact, the same force simply acting on a different scale. Somehow this idea of the apocalypse as an archetypal force became comforting to me…almost as if it were teaching me to maniacally laugh in the face of my own destruction or that of the world. So as I grappled with these different forms of death, I started to wonder, “What comes next?” In the face of destruction, whether personal or universal, is there hope for new life? Is there Future Soul?” 

Inspired by offbeat indie-rock landscapes and introspective ponderings, Gorus establishes a unique presence where alt-rock meets the ethereal. Future Soul, showcases Gorus’ artistic maturity, merging his abstract vision with accessible melodies to usher in a new era of musical exploration.

With Future Soul and his unwavering dedication to his craft, Gorus emerges as an artist poised for extraordinary artistic heights.

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