With the release of the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge on March 11, Samsung also released a 2016 version of its brand sound “Over the Horizon,” this time radically re-imagined by Swedish pop-funk group Dirty Loops. The new version is a fun and jazzy new take on the Galaxy’s signature sound.
“Dirty Loops’ music style is a mix of everything we’ve ever listened to, which is a lot actually,” said Jonah Nilsson, Dirty Loops’ lead singer and keyboardist. “So I think there is something in there for everybody to enjoy.”
Nilsson added, “Usually when we make songs we have a whole song with a lot of notes to play with but this time we only got six notes to play with. The ‘Over the Horizon’ song has been a lot of fun for us.”
To some extent, the Galaxy brand sound is unique in terms of the way people listen to it. After all, most people do not listen to a brand sound in quite the same way as they would, say, listen to their favorite songs.
“The biggest challenge with this project was going from the normal studio situation where you record for headphones or a big stereo system to instead recording for smartphone speakers,” said Henrik Linder, the act’s bassist. “It was quite a challenge.”
The track comes pre-loaded on all Galaxy S7 and S7 edge phones, so users can take a listen to it using the Music app. Samsung and Dirty Loops hope “Over the Horizon” new pop-fuelled sound will help to increase the sound’s appeal.
“My approach to mixing is a very musical one,” said Simon Petrén, the track’s producer and mastering engineer. “I’m a pianist myself, so I strive to find all those details and emphasize them. And in Dirty Loops’ case, you can tell that is a lot of detail.”