Wide open sky, Rookley invites for a flight above the city. With "Open Eyes" the NY-Artist releases his new single on the 17th August 2018 over the Berlin label AIMEND.
Rookley works most of the time travelling between the States and Europe, and recently on one of his visits to Berlin found the inspiration for this light-weight city-inspired track: The feeling of the city overwhelming you. The track builds up to a climax, Rookley composed the track with an image in mind: The image of a orchestral conductor, slowly driving the music into a swell with his baton - until the song becomes a wave overpowering you with an ocean of shimmering impressions of city lights flying by. Analog Waldorf Synths blended into shoving beat kicks, then a moment of ease, underlined by laughing voices and a solo guitar - just to grow back into a flood of neon light colours.
The story behind the Open Eyes Cover is the mesmerizing view of a Festival-Skyline, or better – the view of a Festival Crowd, dancing, seen from above in a bird-flight. While taking photos at a festival, Rookley took some time to lay down and look at the scenery upside-down. That new perspective gave his the idea for Open Eyes - looking at the people, the stage and the things happening from a changed perspective made his see people's' emotions in a new way, distanced, yet more humane: Being in the world, but not part of it.
Rookley adds a new emotional platform to his music, the distanced observation of nostalgic emotion, set in the urban, triggered by a wish: To be stronger, to withstand the overwhelming, just like the wave a bass overcoming the listener.
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