Marking the fourth track released from their upcoming fifth album, HVOB takes you into transcendence with “Eyes Alive”.
With stunning visuals that accompany the dreamy song perfectly, HVOB released their latest single, “Eyes Alive”. If you’re not familiar with who HVOB (that’s short for Her Voice Over Boys) is a musical duo that consists of Anna Müller and Paul Wallner. The Vienna-based musicians have been making music since around 10 years ago and are known for their clean yet moody electronic music.
This year HVOB plans on releasing their fifth album titled “TOO”, which is set to be released on the 8th of April. This upcoming album is said to be the duo’s most explorative album to date, “In terms of sound, we wanted to explore a space of extremes between departure and retreat, between determination and self-doubt,” they said to Wonderland, “TOO is dedicated to the state of mind of our search for inner and outer belonging. The album captures life in the dichotomy of one’s own and the expectations of others, in the feeling of not living up to these expectations, in renewed attempts to free oneself from these expectations.”
The duo is unveiling their next album track-by-track over a six-month timeline and their recent “Eyes Alive” is the fourth installment to the album’s unveiling. Like the rest of their repertoire, the duo was also involved in the song’s production and Müller’s signature vocals give that signature sleek and soft feel to the track. The song starts off soft and hazy, and it slowly transitions to a heavier pulsing beat before going back to that dream-like feel and ends it off with that same rhythmic beat that was present in the middle.
In its’ first listen, the song makes you feel like you’re going through a transcendence, it’s spacey and it’s minimal, yet filling enough for you to enjoy a hazy feeling that makes the song’s six minutes go by fast. Not only is the song an experience, but so is its music video. The track’s video is directed and edited by photographer and director Rupert Höller who’s known mostly for his minimalist style and stunningly simple compositions. To get the full “Eyes Alive” experience, listen to and watch its music video here.