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Woodkid

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Fans of Woodkid have awaited a new album for seven years, but the man is in no rush. After the success of his first LP The Golden Age, Woodkid quietly reaped the rewards: he directed a music video for Rihanna, wrote a film score (Jonas Cuaron’s – son of Alfonso Cuaron – film Desierto), produced for other artists (Mykki Blanco’s album Mykki), and penned the music for a Louis Vuitton show. He then went on to ponder “the collective and individual responsibility of creating in a world on the edge of breaking point” which resulted in this rather solemn second album, a sort of “science fiction thriller”. The first thing we notice is Woodkid’s voice. He has been regularly working with a voice coach and has improved both his vocal height and depth. This can be heard on the melancholic Shift, composed in the period after the 2015 attacks in Paris, and on Horizons Into Battlegrounds, on which the Frenchman channels Nick Cave. Instrumentals again feature a symphonic orchestra (“less emphatic and less Hollywoodian according to the artist) and computer assisted music software, resulting in sounds that are lyrical (Reactor), metallic (Highway 27) and grandiose (on Goliath, a signature Woodkid track). © Smaël Bouaici/Qobuz

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1
Goliath
00:03:50

Steve Morris, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Louisa Fuller, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Christopher Parker, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Richard George, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Eliza Marshall, Bass Flute, AssociatedPerformer - Chris Worsey, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Ian Burdge, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Ed Tarrant, Bass Trombone, AssociatedPerformer - Richard Pryce, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Everton Nelson, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Ian Humphries, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Chris Laurence, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Richard Watkins, French Horn, AssociatedPerformer - Claire Orsler, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Sally Herbert, Conductor, Co-Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Sophie Harris, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Owen Slade, Tuba, AssociatedPerformer - Andy Wood, Trombone, AssociatedPerformer - Emlyn Singleton, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Tom Pigott-Smith, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Bruce White, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Calina de la Mare, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Warren Zielinski, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Nick Barr, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Jackie Shave, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Anthony Pike, Bass Clarinet, AssociatedPerformer - Gavin McNaughton, Bassoon, AssociatedPerformer - Lucy Shaw, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Rachel Robson, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Clare Finnimore, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Laura Melhuish, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Anna Noakes, Bass Flute, AssociatedPerformer - Lucy Wilkins, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Reiad Chibah, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Simon Rayner, French Horn, AssociatedPerformer - Emil Chakalov, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - John Barrett, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Kurt Uenala, Vocal Engineer, StudioPersonnel - David Fuest, Clarinet, AssociatedPerformer - Oli Langford, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Natalia Bonner, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Vicky Matthews, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Chris Tabron, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Tanguy Destable, Producer, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Frederic Vectol, Vocal Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Tony Woollard, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Woodkid, Composer, Author, Producer, Co-Arranger, Piano, Recording Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Etienne Caylou, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Benjamin Esser, Composer, Author - Phazz, Producer, Additional Producer - Ryan Lott, Composer, Producer, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Pip Eastop, French Horn, AssociatedPerformer - Rachel Simms, Contra Bassoon, AssociatedPerformer - Félix Remy, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Brandon Peralta, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jenny Nendick, Orchestra Contractor, AssociatedPerformer - Cameron Masters, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Antoine “Chab” Chabert, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2020 Green United Music

2
In Your Likeness
00:05:57

Steve Morris, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Louisa Fuller, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Christopher Parker, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Richard George, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Chris Worsey, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Ian Burdge, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Ed Tarrant, Bass Trombone, AssociatedPerformer - Richard Pryce, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Everton Nelson, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Ian Humphries, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Chris Laurence, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Richard Watkins, French Horn, AssociatedPerformer - Claire Orsler, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Sally Herbert, Conductor, Co-Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Sophie Harris, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Owen Slade, Tuba, AssociatedPerformer - Andy Wood, Trombone, AssociatedPerformer - Dave Kutch, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Emlyn Singleton, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Tom Pigott-Smith, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Bruce White, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Calina de la Mare, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Warren Zielinski, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Nick Barr, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Jackie Shave, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Lucy Shaw, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Rachel Robson, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Clare Finnimore, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Laura Melhuish, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Lucy Wilkins, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Reiad Chibah, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Simon Rayner, French Horn, AssociatedPerformer - Emil Chakalov, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - John Barrett, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Kurt Uenala, Vocal Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Oli Langford, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Natalia Bonner, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Vicky Matthews, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Chris Tabron, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Tanguy Destable, Producer, Recording Engineer, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Tony Woollard, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Woodkid, Composer, Author, Producer, Co-Arranger, Vocals, Recording Engineer, Recording Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Benjamin Esser, Author - Ryan Lott, Composer, Author, Producer, Piano, Recording Engineer, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Pip Eastop, French Horn, AssociatedPerformer - Rafiq Bhatia, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Brandon Peralta, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jenny Nendick, Orchestra Contractor, AssociatedPerformer - Cameron Masters, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2020 Green United Music

3
Pale Yellow
00:04:10

Steve Morris, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Louisa Fuller, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Christopher Parker, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Richard George, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Chris Worsey, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Ian Burdge, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Richard Pryce, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Everton Nelson, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Ian Humphries, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Chris Laurence, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Claire Orsler, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Sally Herbert, Conductor, Co-Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Sophie Harris, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Emlyn Singleton, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Tom Pigott-Smith, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Bruce White, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Calina de la Mare, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Warren Zielinski, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Nick Barr, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Jackie Shave, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Lucy Shaw, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Rachel Robson, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Clare Finnimore, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Laura Melhuish, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Lucy Wilkins, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Reiad Chibah, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Emil Chakalov, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - John Barrett, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Oli Langford, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Natalia Bonner, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Vicky Matthews, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Chris Tabron, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Tanguy Destable, Producer, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Tony Woollard, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Woodkid, Composer, Author, Producer, Co-Arranger, Piano, Vocals, Recording Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Rafiq Bhatia, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Jenny Nendick, Orchestra Contractor, AssociatedPerformer - Cameron Masters, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Antoine “Chab” Chabert, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2020 Green United Music

4
Enemy
00:04:04

Steve Morris, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Louisa Fuller, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Christopher Parker, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Richard George, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Eliza Marshall, Bass Flute, AssociatedPerformer - Chris Worsey, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Ian Burdge, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Ed Tarrant, Bass Trombone, AssociatedPerformer - Richard Pryce, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Everton Nelson, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Ian Humphries, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Chris Laurence, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Richard Watkins, French Horn, AssociatedPerformer - Claire Orsler, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Sally Herbert, Conductor, Co-Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Sophie Harris, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Andy Wood, Trombone, AssociatedPerformer - Emlyn Singleton, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Tom Pigott-Smith, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Bruce White, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Calina de la Mare, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Warren Zielinski, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Nick Barr, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Jackie Shave, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Anthony Pike, Bass Clarinet, AssociatedPerformer - Gavin McNaughton, Bassoon, AssociatedPerformer - Lucy Shaw, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Rachel Robson, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Clare Finnimore, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Laura Melhuish, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Anna Noakes, Bass Flute, AssociatedPerformer - Lucy Wilkins, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Reiad Chibah, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Simon Rayner, French Horn, AssociatedPerformer - Emil Chakalov, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - John Barrett, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Kurt Uenala, Vocal Engineer, StudioPersonnel - David Fuest, Clarinet, AssociatedPerformer - Oli Langford, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Natalia Bonner, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Vicky Matthews, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Chris Tabron, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Tanguy Destable, Producer, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Frederic Vectol, Vocal Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Tony Woollard, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Paul Prier, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Woodkid, Composer, Author, Producer, Co-Arranger, Recording Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Allyson Ezell, Author - Benjamin Esser, Composer, Author - Ryan Lott, Composer, Producer, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Pip Eastop, French Horn, AssociatedPerformer - Rafiq Bhatia, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Rachel Simms, Contra Bassoon, AssociatedPerformer - Brandon Peralta, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jenny Nendick, Orchestra Contractor, AssociatedPerformer - Cameron Masters, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Antoine “Chab” Chabert, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2020 Green United Music

5
Highway 27
00:03:55

Steve Morris, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Louisa Fuller, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Christopher Parker, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Richard George, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Eliza Marshall, Bass Flute, AssociatedPerformer - Chris Worsey, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Ian Burdge, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Richard Pryce, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Everton Nelson, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Ian Humphries, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Chris Laurence, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Claire Orsler, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Sally Herbert, Conductor, Co-Arranger, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Sophie Harris, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Emlyn Singleton, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Tom Pigott-Smith, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Bruce White, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Calina de la Mare, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Warren Zielinski, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Nick Barr, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Jackie Shave, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Anthony Pike, Bass Clarinet, AssociatedPerformer - Gavin McNaughton, Bassoon, AssociatedPerformer - Lucy Shaw, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Rachel Robson, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Clare Finnimore, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Laura Melhuish, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Anna Noakes, Bass Flute, AssociatedPerformer - Lucy Wilkins, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Reiad Chibah, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Emil Chakalov, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - John Barrett, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Kurt Uenala, Vocal Engineer, StudioPersonnel - David Fuest, Clarinet, AssociatedPerformer - Oli Langford, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Natalia Bonner, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Vicky Matthews, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Chris Tabron, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Tanguy Destable, Producer, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Frederic Vectol, Vocal Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Tony Woollard, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Woodkid, Composer, Author, Producer, Co-Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Allyson Ezell, Author - Ryan Lott, Composer, Producer, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Rafiq Bhatia, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Rachel Simms, Contra Bassoon, AssociatedPerformer - Jenny Nendick, Orchestra Contractor, AssociatedPerformer - Cameron Masters, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Antoine “Chab” Chabert, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2020 Green United Music

6
Reactor
00:05:39

Christopher Parker, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Sally Herbert, Co-Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Rob Moose, Violin, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - John Barrett, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jun Suzuki, Production Coordinator, StudioPersonnel - Chris Tabron, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Tanguy Destable, Producer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Suginami Junior Chorus, Choir - Frederic Vectol, Vocal Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Woodkid, Composer, Author, Producer, Co-Arranger, Piano, Vocals, Recording Engineer, Recording Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Ryan Lott, Composer, Producer, Recording Engineer, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Brandon Peralta, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jenny Nendick, Orchestra Contractor, AssociatedPerformer - Cameron Masters, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Yoshinori Adachi, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Antoine “Chab” Chabert, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Asako Tsushima, Conductor, Chorus Master, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2020 Green United Music

7
Drawn To You
00:04:10

Steve Morris, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Louisa Fuller, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Christopher Parker, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Richard George, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Chris Worsey, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Ian Burdge, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Richard Pryce, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Everton Nelson, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Ian Humphries, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Chris Laurence, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Richard Watkins, French Horn, AssociatedPerformer - Claire Orsler, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Sally Herbert, Conductor, Co-Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Sophie Harris, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Andy Wood, Tenor, AssociatedPerformer - Emlyn Singleton, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Tom Pigott-Smith, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Bruce White, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Calina de la Mare, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Warren Zielinski, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Nick Barr, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Jackie Shave, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Lucy Shaw, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Rachel Robson, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Clare Finnimore, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Laura Melhuish, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Lucy Wilkins, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Reiad Chibah, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Simon Rayner, French Horn, AssociatedPerformer - Emil Chakalov, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - John Barrett, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Kurt Uenala, Vocal Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Oli Langford, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Natalia Bonner, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Vicky Matthews, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Chris Tabron, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Tanguy Destable, Producer, Arranger, Recording Arranger, Work Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Tony Woollard, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Woodkid, Composer, Author, Producer, Co-Arranger, Piano, Vocals, Recording Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Benjamin Esser, Author - Pip Eastop, French Horn, AssociatedPerformer - Rafiq Bhatia, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Brandon Peralta, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jenny Nendick, Orchestra Contractor, AssociatedPerformer - Cameron Masters, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Antoine “Chab” Chabert, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2020 Green United Music

8
Shift
00:03:50

Chris Tabron, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Tanguy Destable, Producer - Caroline Shaw, Composer - Woodkid, Composer, Author, Producer, Arranger, Piano, Work Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Brandon Peralta, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Antoine “Chab” Chabert, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2020 Green United Music

9
So Handsome Hello
00:03:47

Chris Tabron, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Tanguy Destable, Producer, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Frederic Vectol, Vocal Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Woodkid, Composer, Author, Producer, Co-Arranger, Vocal Engineer, Recording Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Allyson Ezell, Author - Brandon Peralta, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Antoine “Chab” Chabert, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2020 Green United Music

10
Horizons Into Battlegrounds
00:03:41

Chris Tabron, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Tanguy Destable, Producer, Vocal Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Frederic Vectol, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Paul Prier, Piano, Vocal Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Woodkid, Composer, Author, Producer, Vocal Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Allyson Ezell, Author - Brandon Peralta, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Tanguy Detable, Arranger, Work Arranger - Antoine “Chab” Chabert, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2020 Green United Music

11
Minus Sixty One
00:05:16

Christopher Parker, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Sally Herbert, Co-Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - John Barrett, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jun Suzuki, Production Coordinator, StudioPersonnel - Chris Tabron, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Tanguy Destable, Producer, Arranger, Recording Engineer, Recording Arranger, Work Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Suginami Junior Chorus, Choir - Frederic Vectol, Vocal Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Woodkid, Composer, Author, Producer, Co-Arranger, Vocals, Recording Engineer, Recording Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Phazz, Producer, Additional Producer - Brandon Peralta, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jenny Nendick, Orchestra Contractor, AssociatedPerformer - Cameron Masters, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Yoshinori Adachi, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Antoine “Chab” Chabert, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Asako Tsushima, Conductor, Chorus Master, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2020 Green United Music

Album Description

Fans of Woodkid have awaited a new album for seven years, but the man is in no rush. After the success of his first LP The Golden Age, Woodkid quietly reaped the rewards: he directed a music video for Rihanna, wrote a film score (Jonas Cuaron’s – son of Alfonso Cuaron – film Desierto), produced for other artists (Mykki Blanco’s album Mykki), and penned the music for a Louis Vuitton show. He then went on to ponder “the collective and individual responsibility of creating in a world on the edge of breaking point” which resulted in this rather solemn second album, a sort of “science fiction thriller”. The first thing we notice is Woodkid’s voice. He has been regularly working with a voice coach and has improved both his vocal height and depth. This can be heard on the melancholic Shift, composed in the period after the 2015 attacks in Paris, and on Horizons Into Battlegrounds, on which the Frenchman channels Nick Cave. Instrumentals again feature a symphonic orchestra (“less emphatic and less Hollywoodian according to the artist) and computer assisted music software, resulting in sounds that are lyrical (Reactor), metallic (Highway 27) and grandiose (on Goliath, a signature Woodkid track). © Smaël Bouaici/Qobuz

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