Digital Avatar Band Soda State Return With Breezy Pop Single & Video ‘Way To Go’ | Out Now

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DIGITAL AVATAR BAND SODA STATE RETURN FROM ANOTHER DIMENSION WITH BREEZY POP SINGLE ‘WAY TO GO’

DIGITAL AVATAR BAND SODA STATE RETURN FROM ANOTHER DIMENSION WITH BREEZY POP SINGLE
‘WAY TO GO’

POTION RECORDS
SODA STATE – ‘WAY TO GO’
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Soda State are an all-encompassing dance music project and virtual band consisting of Mike “M” Ridley and Sam Tracie. Built around an ethos of escapism, the duo bring you their latest single, ‘Way To Go’ out today on Potion Records.

Lyrically, sonically and visually Soda State are on a mission to take you away from the world around you; they want you to surrender yourself to the moment and come with them to ‘The Soda State Of Mind’. Each time they release a single they open a door to this world and with their first two singles ‘The Look’ and ‘Midnight’ they showed us a glimpse into their utopian paradise. Setting their standard with layered 80’s synths, kicking back beats and euphoric vocals epitomising their sound.

Now with the latest single, ‘Way To Go’ they continue the expansion of their sound, delivering unadulterated breezy synth pop, simultaneously contemporary and retro, beautifully constructed and designed to make you smile. Its builds in breathy, dreamy and super hooky vocals over a pop dance backdrop, primed for summer and sunnier days, working on the radio as well as your favorite streaming playlists.

‘Take us both where we can forget for a minute… Written in deepest lockdown, locked away in the studio, we just wanted to escape. For us, that’s been video games, getting into TikTok, and finding a way through the portal to our favourite digital utopia of Soda State. Whatever your escape has been lately, we hope this tune brings you positivity and is a small step into the Soda State of mind.” – Soda State
Taking influence from French House and iconic acts like Daft Punk, M83 and Duke Dumont’s Ocean Drive, Soda State incorporate the vibe and synth lines inspired by Digitalism, Cassius, Boys Noize and Gesaffelstein, all coming together to form their own inimitable signature sound.

The band come equipped with a fascinating story. Back in 2019, M and Tracie are in their garage recording studio in London. Using their laptops, classic analogue synths and an array of gadgets they’ve wired themselves, they stumble on a sound, a combination of 0’s and 1’s in digital code that unexpectedly opens an interdimensional portal, transporting them to an alternate reality: the Soda State.

Transformed into digital versions of themselves, M and Tracie find themselves in a utopian world. Euphoric and intoxicating feeling both nostalgic and brand new – like nothing they’ve experienced before. Immediately hooked, they vow never to leave this paradise.

Before long, they find themselves tumbling through the portal again, away from Soda State. Re-entering the human world in their digital forms. Hypnotized by what they’ve experienced, they can’t rest until they find their way back. Now getting to grips with life in the real world as digital avatars, the friends are on a musical journey to rediscover the sound that will open the portal once more.

Soda State come to us with fascinating and highly creative imagery, they are also lovers of all things retro, think video games, fashion and of course, music. The single release comes equipped with an original video and an alternative ‘Club Soda’ Mix primed for when we finally return to the dancefloor.

Soda State’s ‘Way To Go’ is out now on Potion Records.

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