German artist, painter, and producer returns with the second single off his forthcoming album, Lys.
Christian Löffler continues to bend the boundaires between the music and art space with a heart-wrenching single, ‘The End (ft. Josephine Philip)’. This marks the second time Löffler and Philip have joined forces to deliver something remarkable, the first being stunning single ‘Running’. Philip, who is known for her work with Trentmöller, completes the track with her melancholic vocals.
‘The End’ kicks off as a beautiful soundscape of ambient chords that merge in a reverberating sea. It slowly cascades into the emergence of vocals, singing the piece’s chorus, “in the end, it’s all you”. Following an isolated iteration of the delicate lyric, his signature muffled four-to-the-floor bass kick is introduced. Painting a melancholic picture, the heartfelt words create emotions that aptly collide with beautiful sounds. Re-introducing the chorus, a bass synth swirls with descending synth hits, giving the track direction. The second verse completes the cut, bringing in more backbeats, percussion, and a full-bodied bass kick. Reverting to simplicity with just a kick and ambient chords, the piece fades out subtly – leaving room for meditation.
“‘The End‘ was written with my friend Josephine Philip from Copenhagen, and is the follow-up work to our first collaboration, ‘Running‘ from my album‚ ‘Graal (Prologue)‘. It’s about our fate realizing that everything comes to an end at some point and nothing lasts forever. The song is a reminder to focus on the people and things in life that we really love and care about. It’s so easy to lose track and get lost in all the possibilities nowadays. Things that make us happy are often closer than we think. But it’s also about letting go and clearing your vision to see what else can be there – not to follow the same path without having a look aside.” – Christian Löffler
Löffler will be performing at NYC’s Cityfox LIVE on February 29th. He will be playing alongside Paul Kalkbrenner, Schwarzmann, Agents of Time, Tim Engelhardt, and many others. Grab your tickets here.