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SINGLE REVIEW: Version 5 – ‘Absolute Zero’

Elo-rock band Version 5 are back with a brand new single called ‘Absolute Zero’, which is due for release on February 17.

The duo, made up of brothers Spencer and Andy Olson from Minneapolis, have combined heavy guitar sounds with an addictive dance beat, to create one epic track. ‘Absolute Zero’ begins with an electronic beat, which grabs your attention instantly.

Up until the chorus, it’s easy to be misled into thinking that this is simply an EDM inspired track. However, around the 46 second mark, the heavy guitar sound kicks in, giving the song an edgier side. The vocals are particularly strong during the chorus, with the raw lyrics being echoed at full volume. Overall, ‘Absolute Zero’ is incredibly anthemic and you’re bound to be obsessed after just one listen.

In our recent interview with the band, Spencer and Andy shared the inspiration behind the song. “‘Absolute Zero’ was inspired by the whole barrage of feelings experienced after losing a loved one or significant other either by death, or just by going separate ways (which seem to be surprisingly similar emotions) and moving on. We likened these feelings- isolation, loneliness, etc., to the freezing barrenness of space,” they said.

“In part, we can thank a synth line we stumbled upon early in production that we nicknamed the “sonar synth,” which you can hear in the intro and throughout the track. It really set the mood and established the “vibe” early on. The song just feels cold, like you need to put on a sweater when you’re listening to it- which I think is awesome.”

We love ‘Absolute Zero’, and think that Version 5 have managed to create an anthemic track which will be played over again for years to come.

‘Absolute Zero’ is available to download and stream from February 17. Let us know your thoughts on Version 5 on Twitter @CelebMix

Written by Katrina Rees

I'm Katrina, or Kat to pretty much everyone. I'm an editor for CelebMix, a content writer, a boyband lover and an all round music fanatic.
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