written by Sam Freund
Seven Lions is taking his fantasy-inspired, trance-meets-dubstep sound around North America on The Journey tour—named for one of my favorite tracks on his most recent Creation EP—with a stop in Detroit that has had me jazzed for months. The intense driving guitars that give way to twinkling synth melodies in “The Journey” capture the Santa Barbara native’s ability to create a sonic landscape that feels like something out of a medieval realm being invaded by demonic forces of bass. The EP as a whole is hardly a departure for Seven Lions, but it certainly brings his outside influences to the forefront, with folky notes flavoring the project throughout. I’m ready for a night of infectious melodies undercut by metal riffs and drops ready-made to make the crowd explode…check back for the full review of the show next week!