At over 130,000+ streams, Canadian producer Mellow Fields is back to haunt your dreams with this, his new single, “Gemini Rising” — available now.
The track starts with electronic beats rising to a swell before making way for sweet, ethereal vocals from featured artist, Jenny Palacios, that light up the song’s compelling poetry. Mellow Fields — aka Michael David’s — rhythms are irresistible and, together with Palacios’ lead and harmony vocals in a mesmerizing stream of lyrics, her singing floats above them like a butterfly.
It’s a track that goes from soft to insistent, kinetic to moody, still to emotional, and back.
Like any true Gemini, the lyrics blend diverse elements — sweet sensuality and a hint of danger, with a trippy sensibility that puts you in a dream world. Mellow Fields weaves it all into a rich sonic texture, and “Gemini Rising” wraps with an ecstatic high of music and emotion.
From a sleepy suburb in the Greater Toronto Area to the airwaves, Mellow Fields is an indie Progressive House/Electro producer working from home during the pandemic. He’s adept at switching moods over the 4:31 minute track, developing the rhythms and sounds with a judicious ear and without a hint of self-indulgence. He’s always got a new surprise up his sleeve, and a new direction to keep things interesting and add replay appeal.
He counts the greats of EDM among the influences in his work, and in “Gemini Rising” audiences hear the same focus on persistent beats plus a play on rising and falling tension. It’s trance music with a nod to synthwave, a song that’s sonically intriguing but also accessible — and danceable, too.
The track is a mild departure from Mellow Fields’ previous work, including the song “Wage of Destruction” — the first track from his 2017 self-titled debut EP that was licenced for use in a Nissan commercial, and received widespread airplay across playlist and gaming channels.
That said, it’s “the most authentic music” he’s written since starting as a producer, he shares.