gothking returns with ‘Dreamcast’. Charting a new sonic territory

"As an industry insider, I’ve learned a long time ago not to have illusions, so my biggest goal right now is making music the way I want"
10 May 2024

FM Premiere

After a brief hiatus, the enigmatic solo project of frontman Andy Zozulya, gothking, reemerges on the music scene with the release of his latest single, Dreamcast. Inspired by the eclectic mix of hyper punk and hip-hop, drawing from influences like Big Piig and Lil Yachty, Dreamcast delves into the parallels between the addictive nature of love and the immersive world of video games.

Produced by São Paulo-based Guilherme Vittoraci, the track features an uplifting, dreamy base that beautifully contrasts with the deep, emotional vocals that have become synonymous with gothking’s style. Dreamcast signals a significant shift in sound for gothking, moving away from the goth-punk-rap fusion of his previous work, such as the 2023 album 2luv. This new single introduces a more melodic approach while maintaining the passionate and unpredictable narrative that fans expect.

Andy Zozulya speaks candidly about his artistic vision, stating, “I’ve always seen my music as a way to escape reality, and I want to make it on my own terms. As an industry insider, I’ve learned a long time ago not to have illusions, so my biggest goal right now is making music the way I want. Human beings should be constantly evolving, and I constantly find myself writing texts and producing content in the creative industry.”

Dreamcast epitomizes gothking’s philosophical ethos, balancing themes of nihilism and existentialism within his music. The track effortlessly switches genres within its harmonies, allowing listeners to get lost in an ethereal haze of melody that contrasts sharply with the raw, unfiltered lyrics.

Having previously collaborated with notable artists like Tommy Cash, Little Big, and Viratempo, Dreamcast not only marks a new chapter for gothking but also showcases his ability to innovate and captivate his audience with a fresh, compelling sound.

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