Seven Lions Reunites With String Quartet ATLYS To Convert Eight Classics To Orchestral Form On “Opus”

Seven Lions’ music is already perfect while being self-contained, but the string quartet accompaniment takes these productions to a whole different playing field. Those present at Ophelia Records’ Higher Love run at Red Rocks or Chronicles III at The Gorge The amphitheater had the unique opportunity to see these worlds collide in person in two of the most breathtaking locations on the planet. Just days after Ophelia Records’ Pantheon Tour wrapped up at Brooklyn’s Avant Gardner, Seven Lions turned this couple into a streaming reality, reuniting with string quartet ATLYS for the first-ever orchestral project between the two by reimagining eight of its time-proven classics.

There was no initial intention to Opus materialized, but when Seven Lions asked ATLYS to go to Colorado in July, an overwhelmingly receptive response from Red Rocks audiences led him to believe the suit was worth evolving into a tangible project. The aptly named release sees some of Seven Lions’ greatest releases unravel in their purest, most natural state, featuring “Only Now”, “Rush Over Me”, “The Blood”, “Dreamin'”, “What’s Done Is Done”. “, “First Time”, “Ocean” and “Worlds Apart” all receive an enchanted, string-driven rendition from the hands of the all-female band as well as two composers – Ari Fisher and Andrew Vogt – who arranged the music from scratch. ATLYS shared a heartfelt message behind their association with Seven Lions and the creation Opus, declaring,

“When Seven Lions came to us just 5 months ago to invite us to be part of this acoustic instrumental project, we were completely humbled and amazed. As ATLYS, we like to experiment with different genres and go where no string quartet has gone before.The world of EDM was a musical soundscape we had yet to explore, and we were eager to discover how to play dubstep and other EDM techniques on our classical instruments We’ve performed over 1000 concerts around the world, but performing with Seven Lions at Red Rocks and Chronicles III at The Gorge, with thousands of fans singing along, is sure to remain a highlight for us for the rest of our lives. Working with the team of Ophelia and Jeff has been amazing, these songs are so beloved, they bring comfort and light to Jeff’s fans around the world, and we are so honored to have been the set that brought them in the strings, thanks to the help of our favorite world-class arrangers, Andrew Vogt and Ari Fisher.

Spread the eight Opus rendered below.

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