Tritonal’s return to their progressive roots since the release of their last dance-pop album, U&ME, has been all but confirmed, with their two latest singles, Never Be The Same and Shivohum, both firmly in the progressive house/trance genres. They continue their electric spree with a new vocal prog trance tune, debuted at their magical 2019 set under the electric sky in Las Vegas. A team-up with renowned songstress HALIENE and underrated newcomers in the trance scene, SCHALA and Jorza, ‘Long Way Home’ presents an exquisite balance of growling basses, lilting vocals and soaring supersaws.
It’s hard to decide on the most salient feature of this all-round exceptional tune: perhaps it’s HALIENE’s blissful vocals which fly high over the supersaws in the second drop, or maybe it’s the beautiful opening of the filters in the opening seconds. To add to this already tough dilemma, the Extended Mix released alongside includes a strong intro drop with a stunning intro drop.
This track brims with influences from their early 2010s progressive house sound, including the square arpeggios in the intro and the buildup, as well as the sound design on the lead supersaws. Yet, the tune introduces a fresh perspective on progressive trance with gritty basslines with dubstep-esque fills, courtesy of SCHALA.
A perfect blend of new and old, ‘Long Way Home’ is a strong contender for the Tune of the Year in the progressive trance realm. Keep your eyes peeled for the magic that Tritonal and the other collaborators have in store for 2020.