Today’s Daily Feature is “Hikari No Archangel” (The Archangel of Light) by Danish synthpop/art-rock artist Proper Motions with Noella. “Back in 2020, this was made as a love letter to my passion for mecha anime,” Proper Motions said about the process of making the song, “during that time the song had been yearning to get released.” He created the universe for “Hikari No Archangel” with the drawings he created, Noella, the lyrics, and the music he composed. In the end, he created this beautiful synthpop world filled with a certain duality: the light side featuring the melodic vocals from Noella and a dark side with harsh, distorted vocals provided by Proper Motions by himself.
Being an anime myself, I can hear similarities between modern anime theme songs. I can hear the song was influenced by the theme songs of such anime series like Kimetsu no Yaiba and Shingeki no Kyojin. I also hear some influences in “Hikari No Archangel” that came from the electropop band m.o.v.e, which provided songs for various anime series.
If you are anime fan, then you are in for a treat as “Hikari No Archangel” by Proper Motions models a anime-like world in his music, lyrics, and art. You can also hear the influences from other anime theme songs in Proper Motions’ tune. But if you are not an anime fan, fear not! Still listen to “Hikari No Archangel” as there is a really neat idea going on throughout the song that features the duality of light and dark.
Make sure to check out “Hikari No Archangel” by Proper Motions with Noella down below and let me know what you think in the comments!
About the Artist: Proper Motions
The modern era of music has given way to enigmas and artists of all types who break the norm of what we consider an artist. Proper Motions is one such artist that epitomises the essence of the modern era. He is a multi-talented musician, producer and visual artist born in Denmark and raised in North Zealand.
Born Andy Brodthagen, He began his journey at age of 14. Music provided him solace and escape from the ills of the world around him. He found inspiration in many types of media, such as film, manga, anime, and video games that led to the making of an internal world and mythos. Growing up in a home with alcoholism, nihilism, depression, and suicide, his music, and creative expressions have served as an escape from these things.
Proper Motions is the embodiment of originality and pivots an amalgamated and original sound by which he creates a fictional world fans can immerse themselves in. Fusing music and visual arts, he has been able to create a grand spectacle.
Proper Motions has had a vast array of musical influences however he accredits the pivotal influence to Japanese artists such as Hiroyuki Sawano, LiSA, and TK. This culminates into Proper Motions` musical work, as a grand, theatrical, and authentic experience.
Music has needed something different for a long time and now it is finally here! With artists like Proper Motions, his story, and his voice. Music will continue to be an expression from the deepest corners of our hearts.
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