TUNE GEIZ - Call of the Void
GEIZ launches unshakable debut single “Call of the Void”, drawing on French disco and shining a torch on the forward-thinking sounds of the gay club scene.
“Call of the Void” is a bright-burning summer anthem in the making, and the first single from GEIZ. This release sees the seasoned – yet elusive – writer, producer, singer and multi-instrumentalist coming out strong with a thriller of a tune, on which the vocal takes a dive into the murkier depths of the human condition amid a euphoric soundtrack of choppy, effect-heavy guitar licks, crashing synths and grin-inducing beats.
“The song seems like a fun dance track with some chopped up guitars in it, which it is. But the vocal effects and synth sounds draw heavily from tracks in the gay club scene”, says GEIZ. “And the lyrics talk about "l'appel du vide", teasing the intrinsic suicidal thoughts we all carry with us for some reason or another”.
“Basically it's a dog whistle supporting the LGBTQ community. But only for those who look for it or who can hear it. To others it's just that one electro song with the guitars that go "weeowee!" Both of which I'm fine with, both of which make me smile.”
Translating as meanness or greed in German, the GEIZ moniker represents, in the artist’s own words, “The greed that we feel when music gives us a feeling we can't get enough of. That urge to replay a song for the fourth time in a row. With this project more than anything else I want to create exactly that feeling. Music that is undeniably satisfying regardless of what genre it is in.”
GEIZ is the sound of a massively accomplished and open-minded musician letting loose, and “Call of the Void” is the first in a run of big tracks to come over the next year and more.
“Being a fan of all music and easily excited by all genres, I can't help but try to use what I like from the most obscure stuff in what I write. I believe one of pop music's jobs is to curate the underground and make what used to be subversive more palatable and accessible to the average listener. This can be interpreted as slaughter if done poorly or just out of greed, or it can be a celebration of being able to share something very dear to a small group of people with a larger audience. This is what genuinely excites me”, GEIZ elaborates. “I simply can't wait to share these obscure curiosities with people.”