French electronica producer Uppermost has absolutely blown us away with ethereal, melodic tunes for years. Understanding the independent artists widespread success is as simple as listening to his 2012 release, Beautiful Light. Its chopped vocals and dreamy instrumentals quickly went viral after being featured on the popular YouTube channel MrSuicideSheep. It was a personal favorite of mine at the time, and remains one of the most popular tracks featured on the channel. Uppermost followed up on this impressive act with his well received studio album, One, in 2012. Single Flashback shared similar streaming success, staying true to his unique electronica sound.
With six albums and millions of streams under his belt, it’s hard to deny Uppermost’s impact on trends within the industry. His ability to crossover seamlessly can be seen in the same light as fellow French imports Madeon and Gesaffelstein. Each has found success internationally by crafting music with an attention to detail overlooked by most. It also doesn’t hurt that each cite the legendary French duo Daft Punk as a major influence.
Origins (2011-2016) is Uppermost’s attempt to put together the best of his work. Six of the tracks on the album are unreleased originals, with the rest being classics from his discography. Paired with the album’s release is a video of the Paris Symphony Orchestra performing Constellation. The live recording combines strings and high vocals to create an eerie consonance that’s trance inducing. Speaking on the video, Uppermost still displays disbelief over the opportunity:
“This video is the result of a common effort in order to give life to an electronic piece of music. I had this dream for many years and I think I don’t realize yet that I’ve been given the chance to make it a reality.”
The video is simply stunning, and we are excited to premiere it here exclusively at Daily Beat.