10 Mar 2016
Originally composed by Samsung’s Principal Designer Josh Joongsam Yun in 2011 for the Galaxy S II, “Over the Horizon” has evolved over the years, getting lighter in 2012, and getting a tinge of rock and electric guitar in 2013 and 2014.
Dirty Loops has won critical praise for its jazz and funk inspired pop since 2008, when Henrik Linder, Aron Mellergardh and Jonah first formed the group. Its creative re-imagining of big pop hits got tongues wagging in the music world, and the debut album Loopified was released in 2014.
For 2015, “Over the Horizon” went orchestral for the Galaxy S6, as Jamie Christopherson led a recording of the tune in Nashville with the 40-piece Nashville String Machine, which was then mixed by Mixing Engineer Al Schmitt at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles.
Since starting in 2008, Swedish trio Dirty Loops has won critical acclaim from around the world for their creative and fresh approach pop, infusing it with jazz, funk and a host of influences. And now Samsung has collaborated with them to reimaging an exciting new version of “Over the Horizon” in Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, the 2016 version of “Over the Horizon”, a Samsung Galaxy brand sound, is coming to this year’s Galaxy devices.
Now, new Galaxy devices users can select this new interpretation of “Over the Horizon” as their ringer or alarm. The sound is as playful and adventurous as Dirty Loops-and as creative and full of potential as the latest lineup additions to the Galaxy family.
Galaxy users may be familiar with the six timeless “Over the Horizon” notes. But although the latest version remains recognizable, it is at the same time very different. This time around, drums rattle and horns flare, and are followed by a soft, syncopated piano. The final result is a unique reinterpretation of a sound that has defined Galaxy devices for the past six years.
In addition, for the first time, Samsung’s iconic theme has gotten a few lyrics, as Dirty Loops singer Jonah Nilsson calls out: “create the future,” “inspired” and, of course, “over the horizon.” The group also added solos for keyboard, drums, horns and bass, further enriching its upbeat version.
How will Dirty Loops interpret the iconic tune? The world will find out when the new Galaxy Smartphone’s go on sale in March 11 and users can also listen to it in full via the device’s Music app. But if you simply cannot wait, you can check out the new version of “Over the Horizon” here: