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Gorus' Debut Album 'Future Soul' Captures the Dreamy and Ethereal



Inspired by the mystical, ethereal, and untapped areas of the human psyche, Los Angeles-based artist Gorus (Ethan Tryer) releases his first album under the new artist name. Having just dropped on April 24, 2024, “Future Soul” is symbolic of a fresh start rooted in newfound groundedness and artistic growth. The album, which includes his latest single ‘Never Was, Never Will’ is a clever collection of Gorus’ introspective thoughts and natural ability to bring a refreshing twist to the alt-rock music scene.


After a string of unfortunate events which lead him to isolation in the vast city of Los Angeles, ‘Future Soul’ marks a new chapter and stands as the testament to the transformative power of finding groundedness and rebirth in the uncomfort and changes of life. The album is a dynamic array of alt-rock tracks swirled with acoustic melodies, Gorus’ unique vocals, groovy synthesizers, and dark and mysterious undertones. The track ‘Never Was, Never Will’ consists of mellotron flutes, eerie yet comforting instrumentals, electric and acoustic guitars, and a sine wave generator. The song, which is based off of John Wilde’s ‘Muss es Sein? Es Muss Sein!’ painting, serves as a gateway into the paradox of confinement and freedom. Also an accomplished visual artist with pieces featured in various publications and museums, Gorus takes ‘Future Soul’ one step further by creating multiple frame-by-frame animations to go along with some of the album’s tracks.


“Not long after I started writing what would become ‘Future Soul,’ a certain phrase mysteriously popped into my head and stayed there throughout the entire making. The phrase was, “The apocalypse is always happening.” At the time I was undergoing a sort of personal apocalypse, and meanwhile everyone was freaking out about a possible global apocalypse with the pandemic. The more I meditated on this mysterious phrase, the more I realized that the two “apocalypses” weren’t really different from one another, that they were, in fact, the same force simply acting on a different scale. Somehow this idea of the apocalypse as an archetypal force became comforting to me…almost as if it were teaching me to maniacally laugh in the face of my own destruction or that of the world. So as I grappled with these different forms of death, I started to wonder, “What comes next?” In the face of destruction, whether personal or universal, is there hope for new life? Is there Future Soul?” 


Inspired by off-kilter indie-rock dreamscapes and dark labyrinthian introspection, Gorus (Ethan Tyrer) finds the intersection between alt-rock, the ethereal, and artistic vision. Gorus successfully merges his curious mind and abstract introspections with the accessibility of his earlier releases (under his previous name, Amina) to create a new beginning and a new era of maturity.  With an unwavering commitment to his unique vision, Tyrer stands as an artist on the brink of something extraordinary.


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