Seven Lions Collaborates with ATLYS on Orchestral Album ‘Opus’

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Seven Lions’ biggest hits are re-imagined through a classical lens with all-female string quartet ATLYS for Opus, his first fully acoustic album.


Beloved genre-transcending artist Seven Lions continues to blow his fans away with new ideas and concepts. From creating his very own label, Ophelia Records, to reinventing his classic melodic dubstep tracks into old-school trance treats on his 1999 EP, he’s constantly pushed the boundaries of his sound and that of others. Now, Seven Lions has reimagined some of his greatest works with the release of his latest album, Opus.

Working in collaboration with the all-female string quartet ATLYS, who previously performed with Seven Lions at his Chronicles event and the renowned Red Rocks, Opus comes bearing eight exciting reworks of Ophelia Records’ boss’ most prolific releases. This album’s beautifully-composed tracks were arranged from scratch by two composers, Andrew Vogt and Ari Fisher, and are truly stunning.

When Seven Lions came to us just a mere five months ago to invite us to be a part of this acoustic instrumental project, we were completely humbled and starstruck. As ATLYS, we love experimenting with different genres and going where no string quartet has gone before. The EDM world was a musical soundscape that we had yet to explore, and we couldn’t wait to discover how to play dubstep and other EDM techniques on our classical instruments.

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Two of the biggest tunes receiving a rework on the album include “First Time,” the iconic collaboration with SLANDER, Dabin, and Dylan Matthew, and “Rush Over Me,” a timeless love-fueled track that saw him team up with ILLENIUM, Said The Sky, and HALIENE. Other memorable releases from Seven Lions that were given the classical treatment on Opus range from “Worlds Apart” with Kerli from the 2014 EP of the same name to “Ocean,” his first collaboration with Jason Ross.

Opus allows any Seven Lions fan, whether familiar with the orchestral realm or not, to enjoy their favorite releases from the Ophelia mastermind reimagined in a new way. The string instruments of ATLYS come together cohesively and exquisitely, and fans are able to sing along to the melodies. It’s great to see two musical genres joining forces, and we hope this will open the path for future orchestral collaborations with our favorite dance music artists.

Listen to Opus now on Spotify or your preferred streaming platform, and let us know which classical tune you loved most in the comments!

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Seven Lions, ATLYS – Opus – Tracklist:

  1. Only Now (in E Minor)
  2. Rush Over Me (in A Minor)
  3. The Blood (in E Minor)
  4. Dreamin’ (in A Major)
  5. What’s Done Is Done (in F Minor)
  6. First Time (in C Major)
  7. Ocean (in E-Flat Major)
  8. Worlds Apart (in C Minor)
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Hannah Roberts is a graduate of San Diego State University, receiving a degree in journalism with an emphasis in public relations. While being a fan of dance music since she first heard deadmau5' "Ghosts 'n' Stuff" in middle school, she officially started attending EDM events and festivals in 2015 and hasn't left the scene since. Her favorite festivals are Ultra Miami and Electric Forest, and her favorite artists include Excision, Adventure Club, and deadmau5. Whether she's grooving to some tech house, getting down to dark techno, vibing to uplifting trance, or headbanging to bass music, you can be sure to catch her dancing her heart out at a variety of shows.