• Sammie Starr

EP Review: The Forgotten 'Chapter 1: The Forgotten'

Coming off of the fiery energies off explosive EP with TOKYO ROSE Rebels, The Forgotten blasts off into spectacular orbit with self-titled EP Chapter 1: The Forgotten via FiXT.



When it comes to the world of synthwave, The Forgotten have made quite the name for themselves. From dropping many well-received synthwave remixes, collaborations, and singles including a remix of Porter Robinson’s Language,” a collaboration with F.O.O.L., Dystopian 2077,” and an appearance on trap metal artist Becko’s INNER SELF album with remix Cyberfriend,” it's no surprise that The Forgotten has attracted so much attention within the synthwave scene.


“The EP then turns up the heat with "Believe In Me." As if none of us thought this EP could not get any better, The Forgotten pulls out this nebulous synth-pop work of art. Featuring Ash Milez and Miyoki, it's an infectious track that many will come back to again and again. Creating a beautiful environment of punchy dance beats, splashy synths, syncopated glitchy cadence, and euphonious melodies, The Forgotten has proven thier skills and talents as artists to make each listening experience the ultimate experience.”

Using that kinetic momentum, The Forgotten has freshly come off of making one of their best collaboration efforts to date with TOKYO ROSE, starstudded work, Rebels. Now The Forgotten is taking us on a massive planetary journey with self-titled EP, Chapter 1: The Forgotten.

The Forgotten gets the energy kicking with the first track self-titled, "The Forgotten." With chromatic and gritty use of synthwave, pop, and EDM soundscapes to create a cinematic atmosphere like no other, The Forgotten puts the listener in the center of it all. This first track dazzles us not only with technique, but how it's able to tell a story within the use of just one song, and the EP has only just begun to unfold.


The stars align and shine brightest with the EP's diamond of a track, "Interstellar". Not only is this one of the prime listening experiences on the EP, but Spanish singer and songwriter Miyoki only beautifully accents this already gorgeously crafted moment.


The EP then turns up the heat with "Believe In Me." As if none of us thought this EP could not get any better, The Forgotten pulls out this nebulous synth-pop work of art. Featuring Ash Milez and Miyoki, it's an infectious track that many will come back to again and again. Creating a beautiful environment of punchy dance beats, splashy synths, syncopated glitchy cadence, and euphonious melodies, The Forgotten have proven their skills and talents as artists to make each listening experience the ultimate experience.

The album completes with two cosmic numbers, "System Failure" and "Evolution." A giant burst of vivid and flashy use of powerful cybernetic orchestration, it's a fantastic way to end a self-titled EP.

Chapter 1: The Forgotten was a brilliant way to showcase their talents all in one sitting. While brief, we get a fascinating listening experience that tells a beautiful story of life in space, love, desperation, revolution, and the future. If the goal was to leave us with bated breath wanting a chapter 2, well they certainly have our attention.



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