Brendan Angelides is no stranger to stepping into the unknown. The LA-based producer and composer has been pushing the boundaries of electronic music for over two decades, and his latest single, Transforming the Unwell, is no exception. The song is a powerful and personal anthem for change, inspired by Angelides' own experiences as a father to twins. In 2020, his daughter was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, and the song reflects the emotional dimensions of bringing new life into the world while processing a child's diagnosis.
“Stepping into parenthood for anyone is chaotic, and Lou's condition was another foreign, unknown place,” Angelides reflects. “We just had to take one minute at a time and dance with the process. Writing Transforming the Unwell out of that place was an embodiment of 'life is messy' but distilling it into something that therapeutically felt good to me and that I want to share with people on the outside,” the artist explains about his latest release, out via his own imprint Ancestor.

The song opens with a gentle piano melody, which is soon joined by layers of electronic textures and beats. The overall sound is both atmospheric and propulsive, creating a sense of momentum that reflects the song's message of hope and resilience. "I wanted to create something that felt both heavy and light,” Angelides explains. "Something that could be both dark and hopeful at the same time.” The song reaches its peak with a soaring chorus, where Angelides sings about the power of transformation. “We are all capable of change," he declares. “We can all transform the unwell.”

Transforming the Unwell is a powerful and moving song that speaks to the human experience of change and transformation. It is a reminder that we are all capable of overcoming adversity and finding hope in the darkness. The song is the first single from Angelides' upcoming album, Oxygen, which is set to be released on September 29th. The album is Angelides' most personal work to date, and it explores themes of parenthood, loss, and hope. “Oxygen is a journey through the darkness and back into the light,” Angelides says. “It's about finding hope in the midst of chaos and finding strength in vulnerability.” These are two powerful and important works of art that will stay with you long after you listen to them.