Over the course of quarantine, Motionless in White has been in the studio making covers, revamping existing tracks, and overall experimenting with their sound.
On May 14, the band released “Voices: Synthwave Edition,” a mellowed out and haunting version of the song “Voices” off their 2017 album, “Graveyard Shift.”
This new edition is reminiscent of 80s goth music and features pulsating drum beats along with smooth vocals. Unlike the original version, this rendition is free of screams and features bassist Ricky Olson on vocals.
Ricky also sang on the band’s 10th-anniversary tribute track, “Creatures X: To The Grave,” another quarantine project from MIW.
Lead singer Chris Motionless loved the final project and sharing the mic with his bandmate.
“Really happy with how this experiment turned out, and super stoked on @rickyolsonx vocals in the 2nd verse and bridge. Sooooo smooth😎,” penned Chris on Twitter.
Wanted to make a song for your Stranger Things playlist! Really happy with how this experiment turned out, and super stoked on @rickyolsonx vocals in the 2nd verse and bridge. Sooooo smooth 😎 https://t.co/dWJEI8kS4E pic.twitter.com/lY8UTL5S6z
— Chris Motionless (@ChrisMotionless) May 15, 2021
The band wrote on Instagram that they decided to try their hand in the synthwave genre due to being big fans of bands like The Midnight, Carpenter Brut, and Dance With The Dead.
This latest addition to their discography is the last of what they call their “2020 Quarantine Experiments.” During the pandemic the band has also released a remix and orchestra version of their hit song “Another Life,” another orchestra version of their track “Eternally Yours,” and a cover of “Somebody Told Me” by The Killers.
“It was a really fun project to work on and such a fun genre to listen to. We hope you like it as much as we do, and thank you for all the support and positive feedback on all of the quarantine experiments we released,” said the band on Instagram.
MIW has also used the pandemic as an opportunity to work on their next record, however, no further details have been released.
In the meantime, fans can look forward to the band’s second deadsteam, MIW’s version of a live stream. The show will air on June 9 and will be streamed live from Pennhurst Asylum in Pennsylvania.
Kicking off the summer of 2021 with a Deadstream sequel! We will be performing from @AsylumPennhurst in Pennsylvania on June 9th. We are so excited to play for all of you across the world again.
— MIWband (@MIWband) May 6, 2021