Other Releases From This Artist

DISN014: Hybrid : Fall Out Of Love
DISN022: Hybrid : Symphony
DISN052: Hybrid : Finished Symphony
DISN054: Hybrid : Wide Angle
DISN055: Hybrid : If I Survive
DISN063: Hybrid : Wider Angle
DISN072: Hybrid feat Julee Cruise : If I Survive
DISN089: Hybrid : Visible Noise / Know Your Enemy
DISN100: Hybrid : Morning Sci - Fi
DISN111: Hybrid , FtPeter Hook: True To Form
DISN114: Hybrid : Theme From Wide Angle (Remixes)
DISN121: Hybrid : Higher Than A Skyscraper
DISN123: Hybrid : I'm Still Awake
DISN172: Hybrid : I Choose Noise
DISN173: Hybrid : Lastman Standing / Until Tomorrow
DISN175: Hybrid : Hybrid Re_mixed
DISN176: Hybrid : Re_Mixed EP1
DISN177: Hybrid : Finished Symphony Re_mixed
DISN180: Hybrid : Formula Of Fear
DISN190: Hybrid : Break My Soul
DISN192: Hybrid : Disappear Here
DISN197: Hybrid : Can You Hear Me
DISN199: Hybrid : Disappear Here
DISN200XX: Hybrid : Reappear Here
DISN201: Hybrid : Disappear Here (Widescreen Edition)
DISN202: Hybrid : Disappear Here (Widescreen Bonus Single)
DISN205: Hybrid : Original Sin
DISN211: Hybrid : Disappear Here (Instrumental Versions)
DISN220: Hybrid : Classics
DISN221: Hybrid : Orchestral
DISN222: Hybrid : Instrumentals and Remixes
DISN223: Hybrid : Cinematic Soundscape
DISN247: Hybrid : Light Of The Fearless (Orchestral)
DISN238: Hybrid : Light Up
 

Other Tracks By this Artist

Hybrid : Fall Out Of Love (Radio Edit)
Hybrid : Fall Out Of Love (Dekkard's Road-Kill Edit)
Hybrid : Fall Out Of Love (Hybrid's Full Journey Mix)
Hybrid : Fall Out Of Love (Hybrid's Charging Piano Mix)
Hybrid : Fall Out Of Love (Dekkard's Road-Kill Mix)
Hybrid : Fall Out Of Love (Hybrid's Club Mix)
Hybrid : Fall Out Of Love (Hybrids Gradual Dub)
Hybrid : Fall Out Of Love (Hybrid's Burning Breakbeat Mix)
Hybrid : Symphony (Original Mix)
Hybrid : Finished Symphony (Original Radio Edit)
Hybrid : Finished Symphony (Hybrid's Echoplex Mix Radio Edit)
Hybrid : Finished Symphony (Original)
Hybrid : Finished Symphony (Hybrid's Soundtrack Edit)
Hybrid : Finished Symphony (Echoplex Remix)
Hybrid : Finished Symphony (Hybrid's Soundtrack)
Hybrid : Finished Symphony (Echoplex Remix Extended Edit)
Hybrid : Finished Symphony (Extended Edit)
Hybrid : Opening Credits (Original)
Hybrid : If I Survive (Original)
Hybrid : I Know (Original)
Hybrid : Beachcoma (Original)
Hybrid : Dreaming Your Dreams (Original)
Hybrid : Snyper (Original)
Hybrid : Theme From Wide Angle (Original)
Hybrid : Sinequanon (Original)
Hybrid : High Life (Original)
Hybrid : Fatal Beating (Original)
Hybrid : Finished Symphony (Original)
Hybrid : Altitude (Red Square Reprise (Original)
Hybrid : If I Survive (Radio Edit)
Hybrid : If I Survive (Way Out West Mix)
Hybrid : If I Survive (Interfearance Mix)
Hybrid : If I Survive (Beber's Boleyn "West Stand" Mix)
Hybrid : If I Survive (Hybrid's Echoplex Mix)
Hybrid : If I Survive (Way Out West Dub Mix)
Hybrid : If I Survive (Interfearance Dub Mix)
Hybrid : If I Survive (1999 Instrumental Mix)
Hybrid : If I Survive (2003 Instrumental Mix)
Hybrid : If I Survive (Way Out West Dub Mix Radio Edit)
Hybrid : If I Survive (Hybrid's Tyrant Dub)
Hybrid : If I Survive (Beber's Boleyn "West Stand" reMix Edit)
Hybrid : If I Survive (Instrumental Edit)
Hybrid : If I Survive (Danos Tribal Dub)
Hybrid feat Julee Cruise : If I Survive (Commie Mix Vox)
Hybrid feat Julee Cruise : If I Survive (Commie HQ Dub)
Hybrid : This Is What It Means (Original)
Hybrid : True To Form (Original)
Hybrid : Know Your Enemy (Original)
Hybrid : Marrakech (Original)
Hybrid : I'm Still Awake (Original)
Hybrid : Visible Noise (Original)
Hybrid : We Are In Control (Original)
Hybrid : Higher Than A Skyscraper (Original)
Hybrid : Steal You Away (Original)
Hybrid : Gravastar (Original)
Hybrid : Out Of The Dark (Original)
Hybrid : Blackout (Original)
Hybrid : Lights Go Down Knives Come Out (Original)
Hybrid : Theme From Wide Angle (Rolling Thunder Remix)
Hybrid : Theme From Wide Angle (Rolling Thunder Dub)
Hybrid : Theme From Wide Angle (Radio Edit)
Hybrid : Theme From Wide Angle (Dark Skies Remix)
Hybrid : Theme From Wide Angle (Dark Skies Dub)
Hybrid : Theme From Wide Angle (Rolling Thunder Remix Extended Edit)
Hybrid : Higher Than A Skyscraper (Original)
Hybrid : Higher Than A Skyscraper (Hybrid Twitch & Sweat Mix)
Hybrid : Higher Than A Skyscraper (FreQ Nasty's Ragga Rock Relic)
Hybrid : Higher Than A Skyscraper (Orb's Towers of Babel Mix)
Hybrid : Higher Than A Skyscraper (Satoshi Tomie Mix)
Hybrid : I'm Still Awake (Planet Funk Vocal Mix)
Hybrid : I'm Still Awake (Christian J Mix)
Hybrid : I'm Still Awake (Sud Mix)
Hybrid : I'm Still Awake (Grayarea Mix)
Hybrid : I'm Still Awake (Album Version (radio edit))
Hybrid : I'm Still Awake (Planet Funk Vocal Mix (radio edit))
Hybrid : Secret Circles (Original)
Hybrid : Dogstar (Original)
Hybrid : I Choose Noise (Original)
Hybrid : Falling Down (Original)
Hybrid : Last Man Standing (Original)
Hybrid : Hooligan Spirit (Original)
Hybrid : Choke (Original)
Hybrid : Keep It In The Family (Original)
Hybrid : Until Tomorrow (Original)
Hybrid : Dream Stalker (Original)
Hybrid : Just For Today (Original)
Hybrid : Everything Is Brand New (Original)
Hybrid : Lastman Standing (Group Therapy Mix)
Hybrid : Until Tomorrow (Stefan Anion & Starfire's 'Surviving Another Day' Mix)
Hybrid : I Choose Noise (Elite Force Mix)
Hybrid : Sleepwalking (Future Funk Squad Mix)
Hybrid : Until Tomorrow (Stafan Anion and Starfire's Surviving Another Day' Remix)
Hybrid : Just For Today (Jerome Sydenham Remix)
Hybrid : I Know (Keenan and Anderson Remix)
Hybrid : Falling Down (Kosheen DJs Remix)
Hybrid : Finished Symphony (Deadmau5 Remix)
Hybrid : If I Survive (Jerome Sydenham Remix)
Hybrid : Keep It In The Family
Hybrid : Higher Than A Skyscraper
Hybrid : Blackout (The Cinematic Orchestra Remix)
Hybrid : Finished Symphony (Deadset Play Nifty Remix)
Hybrid : Sleepwalking (Hybrid's Original Mix)
Hybrid : Until Tomorrow (Serge Santiago Remix)
Hybrid : I Choose Noise (Elite Force Remix)
Hybrid : Last Man Standing (Group Therapy Remix)
Hybrid : Higher Than A Skyscraper (Boy 8-Bit Remix)
Hybrid : Theme From Wide Angle (Hybrid's Rolling Thunder Mix)
Hybrid : Just For Today (Jerome Sydenham Dub Mix)
Hybrid : Finished Symphony (Deadmau5 Remix)
Hybrid : Theme From Wide Angle (Hybrid's Rolling Thunder Mix)
Hybrid : If I Survive (Jerome Sydenham Vocal Dub Mix)
Hybrid : Break My Soul (Original)
Hybrid : Break My Soul (Instrumental)
Hybrid : Break My Soul (Hybrid's Kill City Sounds Mix 01)
Hybrid : Break My Soul (Hybrid's Kill City Sounds Dub 01)
Hybrid : Can You Hear Me (Original)
Hybrid : Can You Hear Me (Hybrid Kill City Sounds Mix 02)
Hybrid : Can You Hear Me (Eelke Kleijn Remix)
Hybrid : Can You Hear Me (Cagedbaby Disco Mix)
Hybrid : Can You Hear Me (Hybrid Kill City Sounds Dub 02)
Hybrid : Can You Hear Me (Barry Jamieson Remix)
Hybrid : Can You Hear Me (Justus Kohncke Remix)
Hybrid : Can You Hear Me (Trifonic Remix)
Hybrid : Can You Hear Me (Cagedbaby Dub Mix)
Hybrid : Can You Hear Me (Justus Kohncke Dub)
Hybrid : Can You Hear Me (Instrumental)
Hybrid : Disappear Here (Radio Edit)
Hybrid : Disappear Here (Hybrid Sound System Remix)
Hybrid : Disappear Here (Andy Moor Ecomix)
Hybrid : Disappear Here (Orchestral Armchair Version)
Hybrid : Disappear Here (Losers Mix)
Hybrid : Disappear Here (Maor Levi Club Remix)
Hybrid : Disappear Here (Antix Mix)
Hybrid : Disappear Here (Andy Moor Dub)
Hybrid : Disappear Here (Maor Levi Revealed Mix)
Hybrid : Empire (Soundtrack Edit)
Hybrid : Disappear Here (Armchair Mix)
Hybrid : All I See (Original Mix)
Hybrid : Can You Hear Me (Widescreen Eclectro Mix)
Hybrid : Formula Of Fear (Armchair Mix)
Hybrid : Transmigration I
Hybrid : Empire (Orchestral Version)
Hybrid : Transmigration II
Hybrid : Salt (Acoustic Edit)
Hybrid : Break My Soul (Transmigration Orchestral Mix)
Hybrid : Transmigration III
Hybrid : Every Word (Beatless Mix)
Hybrid : Can You Hear Me (Widescreen Eclectro Mix)
Hybrid : Numb (Hybrid Kill City Sounds Remix 03)
Hybrid : Disappear Here (Hybrid E Rock Remix)
Hybrid : Original Sin (Myon & Shane 54 Club Redemption)
Hybrid : Original Sin (Instrumental)
Hybrid : Original Sin (Retroid Remix)
Hybrid : Original Sin (Myon & Shane 54 Orchapella)
Hybrid : Original Sin
Hybrid : Empire
Hybrid : Can You Hear me (Instrumental)
Hybrid : Green Shell Suit
Hybrid : Disappear Here (Instrumental)
Hybrid : Every Word (Instrumental)
Hybrid : Formula Of Fear (Instrumental)
Hybrid : City Siren (Instrumental)
Hybrid : Salt (Instrumental)
Hybrid : Original Sin (Instrumental)
Hybrid : Take A Fall (Instrumental)
Hybrid : Break My Soul (Instrumental)
Hybrid : Numb (Instrumental)
Hybrid : Finished Symphony
Hybrid : If I Survive
Hybrid : True To Form (Acoustic Mix)
Hybrid : Higher Than A Skyscraper
Hybrid : Dogstar
Hybrid : Keep It In The Family
Hybrid : Just For Today
Hybrid : Formula Of Fear
Hybrid : Disappear Here
Hybrid : Break My Soul
Hybrid : Enjoy The Silence
Hybrid : Sinequanon (Instrumental)
Hybrid : True To Form (Instrumental)
Hybrid : Choke (Instrumental)
Hybrid : Until Tomorrow (Instrumental)
Hybrid : Dogstar (Instrumental)
Hybrid : If I Survive (VIP Mix)
Hybrid : Kill City (VIP Mix)
Hybrid : Experiment IV
Hybrid : Dogstar (Trent Cantrelle Remix)
Hybrid : Fifty Dollar Pistol (Shifter & Carvell Remix)
Hybrid : This Is What It Means (Rewinded Edit)
Hybrid : Everything Is Brand New
Hybrid : In Good We Trust
Hybrid : Higher Than A Skyscraper (Beatless Mix)
Hybrid : Just For Today (Beatless Mix)
Hybrid : Sea Chase
Hybrid : True To Form (Soundtrack Edit)
Hybrid : Orbit
Hybrid : Cascade
Hybrid : Bound And Gagged
Hybrid : The Drop
Hybrid : Menace
Hybrid : Marrakech (Omen Edit)
Hybrid : Light Go Down Knives Come Out
Hybrid : Last Man Standing (Ambient Mix)
Hybrid : Mr Smith
Hybrid : Joyrider
Hybrid : Hooligan
Hybrid : Long Time Coming (Orchestral)
Hybrid : Down To The Wire (Orchestral)
Hybrid : Shaking (Orchestral)
Hybrid : Polaris (Orchestral)
Hybrid : Usual Rules (Orchestral)
Hybrid : Superpower (Orchestral)
Hybrid : Light Up (Orchestral)
Hybrid : I Won't Back Down (Rehearsal)
Hybrid : Beauty Queen (Orchestral)

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Hybrid
"Light Of The Fearless"

The fifth album from UK based Electronic act. Cinematic expanse, wide-screen production blending with thoughtful songs

Light of the Fearless, Hybrid's fifth artist album, brings together UK-based, Mike and Charlotte's passion for combining emotionally powered cinematic pieces with astute, intricate and intelligent electronic production. This long-awaited work is firmly based on the foundation of the principles and standards set by previous albums but here there's a clear development and evolution. Never wanting to write the same album twice, Mike and Charlotte have taken another step forward and have created a cinematic, electronic album with songs that stylistically borrow from their childhood soundtracks of soul, funk & hip-hop.
With songs have been inspired by not only events in their own lives but also by movements such as the Heads Together campaign, March for Our Lives 2018 and the Women's March of 2017. The album provides a positive and confident stance on moving forward through adversity and regaining empowerment. This is "The Light Of The Fearless". This inspiration certainly hasn't led to an album encumbered by political statements, but instead gives all the summery buoyancy you'd want to hear at your next festival.
Since their last album in 2010 the band have not only expanded their ever growing body of film score work (Fast and Furious 8, Interlude In Prague, Hercules, Dead in Tombstone, Take Down, Luther, X-men, Deja Vu ) but also saw the departure of band member, Chris Healings in 2015. The cinematic ethos is deep throughout the album with The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra performing on eight tracks. Unsurprisingly, the album as a whole works almost as a kind of score, and it's intriguing to be guided through the plot from the outset in the album's first track "We Are Fearless" through to the final track on the album. The expansive and unique cover of Tom Petty's "I Won't Back Down". Hybrid certainly haven't lost their flair for combining cinematic soundscapes, electronics and breakbeats.
Light Of The Fearless is released worldwide on July 27th 2018.
Song By Song
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We Are Fearless
The opening track to the album gives an insight into the meaning behind its title and instantly reminds you that you're listening to a Hybrid record. Large analogue synth lines sweep through vicious breakbeats and combine with a wash of stacked vocals and harmonies to guide you through a song inspired by how the youth of America came together to stand up to bring about a change in the light of truly horrific events but also makes the point that the next generation as a whole can be the voice of change. "We are the survivors, we are the next page".
Hold Your Breath
Here is the first glimpse into Hybrid's love of soul and funk and is the first single release from the album. Hybrid combine beats and bass derived from a vat of purest filth with a vocal delivered with the swagger of Stevie Nicks in a song that waves a big goodbye to the person if your life that took you for granted. This is the sound of a band having a lot of fun.
Superpower
The gigantic funk bassline grabs you at the beginning which is then matched by a performance from Birmingham City Gospel Choir then joined by Charlotte's lead vocal defiantly calling out the hooky chorus. Behind the melody is a deeper message. Charlotte's own personal battle with depression & anxiety lead to a track which talks of people with mental health problems as having a superpower. That when times are dark, somehow there's an ability to find a light in the dark, to come back stronger. It's a sentiment that reverberates with anyone who finds themselves in dark places & who needs to see the possibility of finding a way out. Charlotte's mother who passed away in 2012 inspired the lyrics in the second verse, "when it's dark, the stars come out".
Down To The Wire
After working on this album for 4 years (in between film projects) and still adding synth and vocal lines up until the day before mastering, Hybrid may be trying to tell us something with the title of this track. A summery soulful start gives way to a sweeping orchestral section then building to a huge moment of orchestral drum'n'bass. The song reflects on the today's youth movement being able to bring about a change and their feeling of being misunderstood or ignored by those in positions of power.
Usual Rules
This song feels like a pause, a sultry mysterious love affair in a hot country. In the play of the album acting like a film, this is the moment where film score combines with the song and takes on a very tangible form. The song itself speaks of someone choosing to have a short lived encounter regardless of the outcome. This is certainly Hybrid channelling their inner John Barry. Tuxedos and martini anyone?
Light Up
Light up is an immensely positive song about believing and having faith in yourself, realising that you create light in other people's lives and to have confidence in your own voice. "You light up the world with your song". With a brief reference to Trump's wall, the song beckons the listener for a more open minded world not lead by fear or guided by falsehoods. Aside from this inclination, the song is a light in the dark and again shows the light of the fearless. Hybrid's production maintains its ever intimate and intensely detailed traits, deep harmonies and hooks throughout.
Beauty Queen
With an introduction to match "What's The Story Morning Glory", this is the turnaround on the album. Beauty Queen explains the confidence of not having to look like what modern media would depict as beautiful but being able to be just as if not more intoxicating. This is a person who can suck you in, be the poison in your veins, the scars on your skin. Not necessarily what's good for you but what keeps hold of you and then lets you go. Hybrid explore their darker side and mix a fully rock motivated track with sophisticated bass heavy production.
Shaking
Shaking is the equal & opposite to Beauty Queen and seems purposefully placed in the album's order of ceremony. A deeply emotional and passionate song, this is the person who holds the same knowledge of the "Beauty Queen", the knowledge of being able to hurt the one you deeply care about so very easily but in this case, realising, knowing and explaining that it's a power that will never be used. This is essentially a bare bones track and yet each instrument, synth and sound has been delicately crafted and purposefully placed leading to what can only be described as an intensely powerful orchestral ending which echoes the sentiment of the song before it.
Long Time Coming
You get the feeling after 8 years between albums this title is a little witticism from Hybrid. The only instrumental on the album, this underlines Hybrid's adoration of film music whilst still retaining the propulsive elements of their breakbeat past. Delicate, visceral and atmospheric; this is the track that pulls you back into focus in preparation for the final track of the album.
I Won't Back Down - Tom Petty
Perhaps the most unexpected song on the album because for the first time on any Hybrid artist album, it's a cover, and to be more specific, it's a cover of Tom Petty's "I Won't Back Down". Hybrid describe this as a serendipity moment. As a song, the band saw it as something that naturally solidified and completely resolved the ethos, message and meaning of the album. The track "Polaris" had demoed as a pre-cursor to the album but was completely re-scored and subsequently performed by The City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. Through a series of unexpected events, Hybrid's interpretation of "I Won't Back Down" naturally evolved from the glimmer of an idea into an inescapably poignant homage to Tom Petty which now features the orchestral intro to end all intros.

All tracks written by Mike Truman & Charlotte Truman except "I Won't Back Down" written by Jeff Lynne & Tom Petty. All Tracks Published by Copyright Control, except "I Won't Back Down" by Sony ATV Music Publishing LLC & Warner Chappell Music.
Vocals and all instruments performed by Charlotte Truman.
Lyrics and Orchestra written by Charlotte Truman.
Programming, modular synths and sound design by Michael Truman.
Produced and mixed by Mike Truman.
Orchestral parts performed by The City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.
Orchestrator - Dave Foster, Swing City Music.
Conductor - Miriam Nemcova.
Concert Master - Lucie Svehlova.
Orchestra recorded at Smecky Music Studios, Prague.
Orchestral recording engineered - Jan Holzner.
Orchestral recording assistant engineer - Vitek Kral.
Session supervised by James Fitzpatrick.
Additional backing vocals performed by The Birmingham City Gospel Choir.
Choir director - Maxine Brooks.
Choir recording engineer - Alex Tune.
Recorded and mixed at Bad Egg Studios, Worcestershire.
Mastered by Christian Wright at Abbey Road Studios.
A&R by John Bryan.
Artwork direction - Charlotte & Mike Truman.
Artwork photographer - Mike Truman.
Digital composition and visual effects - Federico Pelat.
(P) & (C) 2018 Distinctive Records
www.hybridband.com
www.distinctiverecords.com

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