Divine Astronaut reach for the heavens while staying grounded on their new single Whither — premiering exclusively on Tinnitist.
The latest preview of their forthcoming debut album Made Not in Berlin, the potently moody Whither finds the rapidly rising electronic duo championing the importance of maintaining equilibrium and perspective amid the tumult of life’s journey.
“I wrote Whither as a reflection on how sometimes I focused on the big picture but wasn’t enjoying the small victories as I pursue my goals and dreams,” lead singer Livvy Holland says. “This song reminds to stay present, appreciative and focused.”
The followup to their darkly powerful debut single Undone was also written with another meaning in mind, she says. “I wrote the song and it evolved, I realized it was a prayer of sorts, that in my gratitude for these moments I was honoring the source, and for me that is at once spiritual and holy.”
Divine Astronaut are an electronic group built around Holland and producer/multi instrumentalist Moonhead. Given their handle and the pair’s constant travels, it’s only fitting that Divine Astronaut came into being more than 35,000 feet somewhere over Europe, as Moonhead lamented the absence of electronic acts from the ’90s in the current musical soundscape. With Holland in agreement, the duo vowed to start an electronic act — and upon landing in Eastern Europe started work on their debut album.
The duo describe their sound as night-time music — downtempo alternative electronica with trip hop and industrial elements. Their sound is influenced by a wide range of producers, bands and singers. Moonhead has said that Trevor Horn and BT have been guiding lights, along with artists such as Portishead, Björk, Enigma, Peter Gabriel, Massive Attack, Nine Inch Nails and Radiohead.