Vancouver’s own multi-talented artist, Vandelux (Evan White), has just dropped his long-awaited debut album, ‘When The Light Breaks,’ via TH3RD BRAIN records, and it’s a sonic journey worth taking. In a musical landscape flooded with releases, ‘When The Light Breaks’ stands out as a hidden gem, a testament to Vandelux’s unique approach to electronic music.
Evan White, the man behind the moniker Vandelux, is a multi-instrumentalist, producer, and vocalist whose global perspective is deeply ingrained in his music. The album draws inspiration from the amalgamation of his past city dwellings—Vancouver, Deland, Luxembourg—culminating in a sound that is both familiar and refreshingly new.
The fourteen-track album, described by Vandelux as a four-year therapy session, is an emotional rollercoaster that navigates through the highs and lows of life. Vandelux’s craftsmanship is evident in his ability to balance the personal and universal, creating songs that resonate with listeners on a profound level.
Listeners are treated to a musical feast that includes fan favorites like “Leave It Alone” with Tyler Mann, “All I’ve Ever Known” (longlisted in the CBC Searchlight 2023 competition), and “By Your Side” with Tailor (featured on SiriusXM Chill and BPM playlists). The album has already made waves on the Billboard Hot Electronic/Dance Chart, with “Matter Of Time” spending nine weeks in the spotlight.
Beyond the studio, Vandelux’s live performances have left an indelible mark on fans across major cities in the US and Canada. The summer tour, including sold-out shows in Los Angeles, New York City, Denver, San Francisco, and Vancouver, showcased Vandelux’s prowess as a multi-instrumentalist, producer, and vocalist. The anticipation for the album reached a fever pitch during the tour, setting the stage for its triumphant release.
‘When The Light Breaks’ is not just an album; it’s a testament to the power of music as a therapeutic medium. Vandelux’s introspective journey unfolds through each track, inviting listeners to connect with their own experiences. In a year filled with electronic releases, Vandelux’s debut album stands tall as a must-listen, destined to be recognized as one of the best electronic albums of 2023.