Louis Futon has been a remix machine of late, with recent flips of Kendrick Lamar, Frank Ocean, and Tyler, The Creator pointing his sonic compass into a distinctly R&B/hip-hop driven direction. For the producer’s newest single, out now via ODESZA‘s Foreign Family Collective, Futon has enlisted the chill, soulful vocal talents of progressive rock trio Opia.
The track, “Restless Sea,” is a chill trap ballad with vocals that call upon an R&B aesthetic and instrumentals that fuse this sound with a smooth alternative rock vibe. To match their soaring, gritty vocals, and highly metaphorical lyrics, Opia’s contribution to the track’s overall sound design delves to the deepest depths of effortless sincerity. Most of all, “Restless Sea” spotlights Futon’s love for the electric guitar, with passionate arpeggiated riffs over each drop that builds nicely over the track’s slow pounding drum work, highlighting the song’s deeply harmonic quality.
The entire track is a stunningly balanced journey into emotionally-driven soundscapes and genre-fusing future bass, with all the atomic energy of a fission bomb.
“I’ve been a fan of Opia for a long time and met DJ and Cole when I moved out to LA. I wanted to combine both of our sounds to make something big. This song turned out to be a personal favorite of mine, I’m a sucker for massive guitar riffs though.”