‘Sacred Heart’, ‘Amistad’, ‘R2D2’, ‘Angelic’ – over the last half-year, each release has beaten the drum that bit harder and raised anticipation levels that much higher for Mr. M.O.R.P.H.’s new long-player. That event comes a major step closer again today, with the release of the album’s outstanding title track – the heaven-sent ‘Not All Superheroes Wear Capes’.
Its title is both a reference and dedication to – as Alex puts it – “the everyday, cape-less heroes that live among us”. “From nurses and carers in the local hospital to doctors without borders, working – sometimes in harm’s way, all trying to make a difference in others lives”.
The middle of last month saw ‘Not All Superheroes’ receive a special ‘double’ radio premiere, getting spun by Armin on ASOT and – in the same week – a back-in-the-chair PvD on VONYC Sessions.
Epically beautiful, classically M.O.R.P.H., through sound & tone, the track harks back to a golden era of White Isle trance. It stakes long, held, emotion-packed synth notes against compelling drums, charged percussion and impactful bass. Elegant pad-&-chord soaked melodies, thermally enhancing key shifts and achingly poignant piano notes fuel its mood further, before ‘Heroes’ sweeps upwards post-break to deliver its rapturous finale.
The absolute embodiment of all things ‘Balearic’ and ‘summer’, ‘Superheroes’ catches the wave from today.
01: ‘Not All Superheroes Wear Capes’ (Original Mix)