tyDi will adopt an orchestral aesthetic on Collide, the forthcoming album that will double as both an early 2018 release and an exposition of tyDi’s foray into an alternative technical approach. The 12-track product seeks to merge electronic and orchestral tones, constructing a “sonic narrative” related via “precise composition, progressive musicality, intelligent sound design, layered songwriting, and grandiose orchestral scoring.” Grammy award winning film composer Christopher Tin assists on the new record’s conceptualization.
The intricate stylistic design of Collide is evidenced in “Did You Know?,” the second single to be released off of the album. The sequel to the first single off of Collide, “Closing In” featuring Dia Frampton, “Did You Know?” layers London Thor’s vocals over a mounting string arrangement that eventually gives way to a subtle electronic background beat. The purity of Thor’s vocals lends a poignancy to the track’s raw lyrical content, earnestly voiced amid orchestral elements that fade out as a thumping yet understated electronic beat builds. The newly released single demonstrates a masterful navigation of both orchestral and electronic elements, indicative of tyDi’s careful handling of both sonic styles.