Adding an extra oomph to the already ground-splitting track by Rituals Of Mine, Geographer delivers a collaborative and energetic re-mix of "Devoted." Rituals Of Mine, comprised of duo Dani Fernandez and Terra Lopez, had originally released the track in 2015 on their sophomore album of the same name, while the band was still going by the name Sister Crayon. Devoted has since been re-released and re-mastered, through the band’s current label.
In the track, Geographer is tactful with manipulation, careful not to overpower the kick-out-your-teeth vocals of Terra Lopez, as if anything even could. The original tone of the song was altered from its original isolated, obscure, haunting state, and the result is slightly brighter, but still full-bodied. Both the added vocals by Mike Deni and the bouncier synth-soaked melodies, gives the track an added volume and pop overtone.
Both groups have gained much deserved attention recently, and with Geographer’s upcoming tour as well as Rituals Of Mine preparing to get back into the studio, there is a lot of anticipation surrounding these two.
Here are a few words from Geographer on the new track:
I've been a fan of Rituals of Mine ever since I heard Terra's haunting voice blasting through the PA at a show we were playing together. We basically came up at the same time, and it is so gratifying to see them spreading their wings and being embraced by an industry that all too often overlooks the real talent. When Terra asked me to remix a track it was so difficult to choose one, but Devoted stuck out to me and I kept hearing it in my head, and she gave me free license to do whatever I wanted with it, not just make a remix of it. So I sort of stole a collaboration out of it. It was a remixer's dream come true, because their production is so restrained, so sparse, that there are endless directions you could take the music. The result is not only one of the remixes I'm most proud of, but the song turned out so well that it was kind of the corner stone for the new style of songwriting and production that I'm doing on my own music. So for that, for your music, and for your unending devotion to the craft, thank you, Rituals of Mine.
Listen to the track below: