Continuing a tradition of heavy-hitting cinematic bass music that often includes Batman like themes is YOU DIE, the new Perry Wayne & Gud Vibrations 2023 Dubstep song. This is the second single from Perry Wayne’s Rise Of The Enterprise EP. When listening to YOU DIE, we come away with two constant thoughts. Firstly, is wondering if inspiration for the track’s title came from the well known and often meme’d death screen from the popular Dark Souls video game franchise. For those unfamiliar with the death screen from Dark Souls, upon a players death the words “You Died” would appear on screen in blood red color. Secondly, as we listen through the track, I imagine Perry Wayne, a Batman like protagonist, riding through and out of danger on an impressive looking motorcycle with YOU DIE being the very soundtrack playing throughout.
YOU DIE makes for a more complex but similar themed sequel to the Perry Wayne track Ride Or Die off of the Embers EP released in 2022. Starting off the track you hear dark world ambience that quickly meets a rumbling bass motif. Flowing mellotron style strings and melodic high pings from a heavily reverberated synth piano join in the introduction quickly thereafter. The scene is now set for the hero to rev up the engine of their impressive vehicle. The engine sound flashes effectively at the start of the track’s first riser using highly skilled synth sound design. Additionally, the riser changes from a revving engine sound to the sound of distant enemy blaster fire. This is portrayed by using high frequency sequencing synths.
Following the sound of enemy fire, the first drop now hits signifying the arrival of our hero on the scene. The drop would be a perfect spot for the Dark Souls death screen to appear (in this case it would show up on the enemies’ screens) as a mid ranged swell followed by a powerful bass hit represents a large blast set forth from the hero that wipes out all the enemies that were just firing upon them and opening up a clear riding path ahead. Thereafter, the techniques used in the track display the constant swerving of the vehicle around obstacles. Low bass hits alternating with higher frequency swooshes during these sections keeping the listener on edge.
The opening motif comes back again both in the middle of the track and at the track’s end. This theme seems to represent specific check points in the action filled journey that the track takes you through. The Perry Wayne – Rise Of The Enterprise EP is now out and we are already eagerly awaiting to hear more from Perry Wayne. YOU DIE, the new Perry Wayne & Gud Vibrations 2023 Dubstep song, sets the table for more epic tracks to come!