Underworld & Ø [Phase] Craft Eerie New Single “Border Country” From Forthcoming Drift Songs LP
Legendary British experimental electronic duo Underworld is back in a big way. With the upcoming release of DRIFT SONGS. their first album since 2016’s Grammy-nominated LP ‘Barbara, Barbara we face a shining future,’ Underworld is once again turning heads. The twosome recently dropped a huge collaboration with long-time DRIFT community member and friend Ø [Phase] entitled “Border Country.”
“Border Country” marks the final part of DRIFT Episode 4, which is an audacious project by Underworld wherein the duo produces new material every week of the year. This latest offering is a testament to Underworld’s world-renowned production abilities. Joined by collaborator Ø [Phase], Underworld concocts a stunning new track that blurs the line between industrial techno banger and adventurous experimental escapade.
Blistering hi-hats and driving percussion pair beautifully with ethereal vocal samples as “Border Country” blooms into life. The track seems to percolate with uplifting energy as it builds into an otherworldly crescendo that wraps the listener in a sweet vortex of sound. Truly a compelling collaboration this latest effort from Underworld and Ø [Phase], shimmers with modern ingenuity with a healthy dose of old-school appeal. One only has to close their eyes and get lost in the deft sonic layering to be transported to a massive arena landscape where a tune like “Border Country” was tailor-made.
Underworld is currently embarking on a massive European tour where fans will surely get a taste of the material on their forthcoming album DRIFT SONGS, which is slated to drop this October.
30 Jun 19 – Rock Werchter – Belgium, Werchter, Belgium
06 Jul 19 – Down The Rabbit Hole – Holland, Beuningen, Holland
07 Jul 19 – Roskilde, Denmark
12 Jul 19 – Doctor Music Festival (Day 1) – Spain, Escalarre, Spain
13 Jul 19 – Doctor Music Festival (Day 2) – Spain, Escalarre, Spain
14 Jul 19 – Doctor Music Festival (Day 3) – Spain, Escalarre, Spain
19 Jul 19 – Sonar – Spain, Barcelona, Spain
20 Jul 19 – Latitude – UK, Suffolk, UK
27 Jul 19 – Positivus Festival – Latvia, Salacgriva, Latvia
07 Aug 19 – Neopop – Portugal, Viana do Castelo, Portugal
07 Sep 19 – Lollapolooza – Berlin, Berlin, Germany
22 Nov 19 – Antwerp (Arena Show)
23 Nov 19 – Amsterdam (Arena Show)
07 Dec 19 – London (Wembley Arena Show)