For the past few years synthwave composer DEADLIFE has been making waves with his debut album Bionic Chrysalis winning the title of Best Synthwave Album 2017 by MetalSucks, and his album Singularity being voted as best Dark Synth Album 2019 by Retrowave Touch. DEADLIFE has been featured in several publications including Bloody Disgusting, Metal Suck, and Iron Skillet. His music has been featured on the acclaimed Youtube channel NewRetroWave, which has seen his stream rate rise to 3.2 million plays. In the works is his album City of Eternal Rain, which is due for release in April. In the meantime, you can stream his latest track ‘Downpour’ off of the upcoming album.
Raised in the Crewe area in the UK, DEADLIFE preferred to be indoors playing his video games. He developed a deep appreciation for the soundtracks of these games, and would later develop this appreciation into his own music production. The artist is known to have an emotionally aware side and wild imagination, and he believes that music is the perfect medium to express and pour out all of his feelings into. Before immersing himself into synthwave music production, DEADLIFE was a drummer in a band, but due to creative challenges, he left the band life behind.
Speaking about his new song ‘Downpour’, DEADLIFE tells us “When it rains, it pours. Sometimes a lot of bad things happen all at once, we just have to weather the storm. But with that comes renewed passion and determination. For me, I don’t get sad I get angry. If something pushes you, you push back harder. You stand your ground, you know? You become the raging storm. Otherwise the world will eat you alive. The name comes from these emotions, and also it rains almost constantly here. It’s hard not to be inspired by the overcast skies, worn down industry, and constant downpours that pepper this city.”