Earlier this week, Nicky Romero gave fans their first glimpse at his new Monocule alias. The quick tease was followed by the release of a single, "Time To Save" with Tim Van Werd and Mosimann. Today, Monocule's debut EP has arrived for fans to stream. 

Monocule (Volume 1) is a powerful introduction to Romero's newly minted alias. The three-track EP's eerie tones guide listeners through a journey unlike anything Romero has presented before. Each tune forgoes the usual high energy, synth-heavy drops that listeners have grown accustomed to and instead enchants them with downtempo, minimalistic sections. 

In a short video uploaded to Nicky Romero's YouTube channel, the prolific Dutch DJ and producer discusses the inspiration behind Monocule. He elaborates that as he's grown as a producer, he has consistently wanted to reinvent himself and work on music that's different from what he releases under his namesake as Nicky Romero. Check out the clip below.

Recommended Articles

robloxedc

EDC Makes History and Becomes First Music Festival Held on Roblox

Roblox users will be able to attend 50 EDC Las Vegas performances throughout the weekend.

red flag

Red Flags Are Dominating EDM Twitter—Here Are Some of the Funniest Posts

Deorro, Blanke, Nitti Gritti and more electronic music artists have offered their takes on the hilarious "red flag" social media trend.

Photo by Tre Karson

"Pretty Dark Loud": How My Most Challenging Times Inspired My First Album

"I never thought music would take me to the places it has, but I’m most excited to see the places that it will lead me to next."

Alongside the previously released "Time To Save," the EP includes two new songs: "Close To Me" and "Waiting For You." "Close To Me" is the brightest record on the EP, as the tonal elements mix effortlessly with the sporadic vocals. However, it still maintains a haunting atmosphere that's present throughout each song.

"Waiting For You" is the most ethereal of the three, as it's led by a dynamic, quick-moving bass and faded vocal elements. While completely different than what fans of Romero are used to, Monocule (Volume 1) is a welcome change of pace that many will appreciate. 

FOLLOW NICKY ROMERO:

Facebook: facebook.com/djnickyromero
Instagram: instagram.com/nickyromero
Twitter: twitter.com/nickyromero
Spotify: spoti.fi/3hiKwnP

Related

Nicky Romero wearing a black hoodie over a black background in a 2020 press photo.

Nicky Romero Releases New EP, Redefined

Redefined includes two new tracks from Nicky Romero.

Nicky Romero wearing a black hoodie over a black background in a 2020 press photo.

Nicky Romero Transforms his Single "Stay" into a Festival-Ready Hit

This marks Nicky Romero's fourth release in three months.

Nicky Romero wearing a black hoodie over a black background in a 2020 press photo.

Nicky Romero Delivers Two Dancefloor-Friendly Remixes of "Nights With You"

Both remixes provide refreshingly energetic takes on the original.

Nicky Romero wearing a black hoodie over a black background in a 2020 press photo.

Nicky Romero Debuts Chilled Out Single "Nights With You"

"Nights With You" is Nicky Romero's first release under his new deal with Universal Music.

Nicky Romero wearing a black hoodie over a black background in a 2020 press photo.

Nicky Romero Teases Debut of a New Alias, Monocule

Listen to a preview of a mysterious EP that has surfaced for pre-order, which is linked to the fabled Dutch producer.

Nicky Romero wearing a black hoodie over a black background in a 2020 press photo.

Nicky Romero Drops Remix for Martin Garrix's "Drown"

This comes just a week after Nicky Romero released his "Redefine" EP.

Nicky Romero

Nicky Romero Drops "I See," the Lead Single off His Forthcoming EP

Romero is preparing to headline London's Call of Duty Kickoff Event.