Los Angeles based producer and composer Deru has announced the release of a new album called We Will Live On which will be out on October 28th via Friends of Friends. According to the press release,

Written with the backdrop of news about the worsening climate crisis and pandemic isolation, made themes of legacy, loneliness, helplessness, love and hope emerge. The title, We Will Live On, is meant as a question. Will we? And if so, in what way? Will this outlive me? Will technology outlive all of us?

The new album was created with a Disklavier; an acoustic piano outfitted with solenoids that allowed it to be digitally controlled. It was accompanied by  custom made software by Deru himself to sequence it. This results in the piano appearing to play itself.  Technology seemingly embedded with humanity. Beauty in the face of fear. Art to fill the void. The piano playing in an empty room. The piano man nowhere to be found.

Pre-order the album here and check out the new single “The Dirt”.