Music Is My Sanctuary is excited to premiere “Quarantena” by Tenderlonious. The lead single and title track from the prolific producer and multi-instrumentalist’s brand new album.
Tenderlonious returns to his own 22a imprint with a brand new collection of lo-ﬁ beats and soundscapes courtesy of the lockdown studio sessions from his home in South London. Lockdown allowed Tender to escape from his busy lifestyle and touring schedule, ﬁnally giving him the time to properly explore and experiment with the vast collection of synths, drum machines and instruments he’s built up over the past twenty years. Armed with an arsenal of hardware and inspired by sci-ﬁ & fantasy movies, he has delivered an expansive opus of varying tempos that glide across imaginative synth sculptures and meditative soundscapes. The soundtrack to his quarantine – ‘Quarantena.’
When COVID-19 hit the UK back in March this year the music game changed almost overnight – no more gigs, no more studio sessions with the band, many music stores and outlets shutting up shop. This drastic change offered plenty of time for reﬂection, opening up a new portal of exploration for Tender – he purchased his ﬁrst piece of studio equipment at the age of 16 and has since then amassed a serious arsenal of studio hardware. Some people collect stamps, some of us collect records, Tender collects synths and drum machines. The lockdown period offered up the opportunity of more time in his home studio, brimming with hardware, that due to his busy schedule, had yet to be exhausted.
The title track, “Quarantena”, has an epic soundtrack feel with luscious pads, soaring strings and orchestral horn lines, backed by solos from Tender on ﬂute and also featuring Nick Walters on trumpet.
‘Quarantena’ is Tenderlonious’ most conﬁdent, slick and accomplished work to date, smoothly mixing up genres and styles with ease, from house to boogie, through to more meditative soundscapes with his signature jazz instrumentation – a future classic!
The “Quarantena” single sees digital release this Friday, with the full album to follow on physical and digital release on August 21st.22a Bandcamp