Zimmer is not as unknown as the majority of artists we post about in Where the Music Meets. That said, there are some which just deserve the standout. And this Parisian indietronic composer deserves to be even more known.
Landing is, first of all, a masterpiece. An indietronic composition that mixes the best in electronics with a more than gentle piano and some haunting escapism. If that was not enough, the video for the song deserves all the recognition it gets, with beautiful visuals and that capacity of hooking us to the screen during the entire song.
As much as Zimmer got a lot of attention from the previous electronic infused releases, it has been a bit more than a year since he put a song out into the world. During that year, he focused on producing what seems to be a refurbished sonority, more deep, more intense, more heartfelt. For us, that was obvious since the first 30 seconds of Landing. Also after focusing on how Zimmer relates the song to a more personal meaning:
“In 2015, scientists detect Gravitational Waves for the first time. My father was one of them. This is the story of 30 years of research, the discovery of a lifetime. I’ve been profoundly moved by the discovery, and Landing is an homage track to my father.”
And it got even more after acknowledging what the song is all about:
“Gravitational waves are ripples in space-time. They are caused by the most violent events in the universe, like the fusion of two black holes. They happen million of light years away, yet are smaller than the size of an atom. It is mind-blowing we were able to detect them. Their Nobel prized discovery will allow us to observe the Universe in a way never before possible.We had the unique chance to be able to shoot inside Virgo, the European Gravitational Waves observatory, located in Pisa, Italy. Every we shot is real, I wanted to show this incredible machine that’s huge but very precise at the same time.”
Landing is a sensational song that drew us in from the first moment we heard it. A song for every generation. A song with a gravitational field, that truly seems to make us evolve around it, again and again.