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TOTD: Electro dream-pop duo Maskenfreiheit release debut single ‘5am’

Today’s TOTD comes from London/Kent based duo Maskenfreiheit aka Megg Rorison and Ruben Elbrond-Palmer with their debut offering ‘5am’. The new single, out today, blends chilling electronics with winding dream pop guitars.

‘5am’ is a significantly personal track to both Megg and Ruben, where themes surrounding anxiety and the uncertainties of being a young adult today’s overwhelming society are translated through Megg’s innate connection to nature and her empath trait. “’5am’ touches on the way anxiety can collect in your body subconsciously, and the delay it can sometimes take before you realise that” they offer on the single.

Growing up in the rural outskirts of Canterbury, the two were raised less than a mile apart on many parallel influences and interests in art, music, and film. Meeting in their teens, Megg and Ruben have made music ever since in one form or another. Now between London and Kent, the duo have taken a moodier, more pensive form following themes of young adulthood, captured in atmospheric guitars and vivid cinematic electronic soundscapes.

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