Yeah yeah, by now you know — there’s a goddamn Total Solar Eclipse going on out there today across America (prime time for Boston is 2:47 p.m.), and we’ve all taken proper precautions on what types of glasses to wear as we stare mindlessly at the sky (like we do every day actually).
But what about what to listen to? Sure, your friend made a S0lar3cl1ps32k17 playlist, but there are only so many times you can blast Bonnie Tyler and Pink Floyd into your eardrums. Enter Emmit Fenn, the 21-year-old singer/songwriter/producer from Los Angeles who caught our attention a few short months ago with his Prologue EP. Today he’s back with an EP titled Eclipse, and you can soundtrack your viewing parties with the ambient, chilled-out instrumental collection of experimental electronic sounds below.
“This is the first time in 99 years that the solar eclipse has passed directly over the US, so to be able to make music specifically for it was an opportunity that I couldn’t pass up,” Fenn writes.
This is exactly what we needed.
The EP’s second track, “What We Once Were” is accompanied by a visual component in collaboration with award winning filmmaker and producer Patrick Jean, and you can watch that once the sun moves on by. No special glasses required.