April 1, 2024

British composer Kyle Sevenoaks released his brand new single You Are Not Gods on March 22nd, 2024. The track, which was heavily inspired by the videogame Cyberpunk 2077, features Sevenoaks’ traditional penchant for crushingly heavy guitars, throbbing electronics, and gut rumbling vocals.

Speaking about the track, Sevenoaks said the following: ‘This song was inspired heavily by the themes and story of Cyberpunk 2077. Being a massive fan of dystopian future films and books, this game was always going to be a massive hit with me. The song is written from the perspective of an artist residing in Night City, outraged by the many perceived wrongdoings of the megacorporations, and those in charge of them. Drawing on the parallels between this fictional universe and what’s been happening in recent times in our own world, I channeled that outrage into the song.’

No stranger to the videogame industry, Sevenoaks made his name formally in the music industry with his core band I, The Betrayer, before going on to write extensively for various popular streamers and content creators, as well as performing for the illustrious TwitchCon in the US. He is endorsed by Spector Basses and Winspear Instrumental.

Sevenoaks went on to discuss the importance of the video’s visual themes: ‘For the video I wanted to have a colorful look but channeled some of the ’80s/’90s horror aesthetics. Using split colors on my face and low angle shots, combined with filters and film emulation, I really love how the video looks and feels when combined with the song.’

Now, seeking to extend his impressive resume into the film industry, Sevenoaks’ is set to release his debut short film, the Evil Dead-inspired Taste In Music in June 2024. The short, starring I, The Betrayer frontman Chris Wiborg, is already doing well on the festival circuit, picking up Best Monster Movie at the LA Indie Horror Festival at a ceremony in Los Angeles.