JOEP BEVING BREAKS THE BILLION STREAM BARRIER AND RELEASES POST EP
Also out today: vinyl version of Beving’s groundbreaking new work and Delyrian Remix e-single
“I just feel that love is the strongest force known to mankind”
5 MAY 2023 (TORONTO, ON) — As Joep Beving celebrates the landmark achievement of surpassing one billion streams across his UMG catalogue, he unveils the four-track Post EP. His latest Deutsche Grammophon/Universal Music Canada release includes the eight-minute single version of Post, two different edits of the track and a remix. Also out today are the 10-inch vinyl version of the Post single and an e-single featuring the upbeat Delyrian Remix, available in Dolby Atmos.
Speaking about the remix, for which he’s added his own lyrics, Beving says: “I’m known for melancholy music so I deliberately chose to do something cheerful that people can dance to. It’s like something you’d hope to hear at a summer festival, something that is joyful and hopefully gets the message across that life is worth living.”
Five years in the making, Post is a work full of rich instrumental colour that evolved organically and collaboratively. Beving worked with Luke Flowers (piano, synthesiser, percussion), Tugce Albayrak (ney flute), and members of Bulgarian Voices Berlin, Scoring Berlin and Filmorchester Babelsberg. They recorded the piece from different locations, using state-of-the-art streaming software. Beving then joined forces with Dutch writer-director Hugo Keijzer (The Occupant) and production company MikeTeeVee to create a moving short film set to and inspired by his music.
Premiered on Beving’s YouTube channel on Monday, Keijzer’s short film reflects the relationship between a mother and her teenage daughter (played by Renáta Martinová and Klara Müller). The young girl is engulfed by the darkness of depression and anxiety, but when her mother takes her out of the city and into the countryside, she starts to make progress towards recovery.
“I always felt Post needed to be a soundtrack to a story,” says Beving. “I was waiting for the story to reveal itself.” Together, music and images send out a message of love and hope for anyone struggling with the challenges of life today.
Joep Beving – upcoming tour dates:
20 May, Via Marina, Milan · 10 June, NOSPR, Katowice · 22 July, Concertgebouw, Amsterdam