Every year, Samsung changes the sound of its “Over the Horizon” ringtone by keeping the core melody but asks different musicians to create a new version of it to keep the ringtone fresh while also reflecting the current mood of the state of the world.
2022’s rendition of “Over the Horizon” comes from LA-based producer Kiefer Shackleford and features the musician’s cross-genre, hip-hop-influence, and jazztronica sound. The Galaxy S22 series is preloaded with this new ringtone as interpereted by Shackleford.
The 2022 rendition includes a new animated video to go along with the music for the first time. The animation was created by Grammy-nominated artist and producer Phil Beaudreau. The theme this year is “New World”, reflective a post-pandemic life. The animation features folks living as if in pre-pandemic life in a warm and care-free light.
A great roster of musicians has been a part of the Samsung Galaxy signature ringtone, which gave me the impression that Samsung is looking for some solid music, not just any other ringtone. You have a five to ten-second opportunity to bring a spark to everyone’s day, and I hope this hopeful, optimistic and wistful melody does the trick.” – Kiefer ShacklefordIf you want to look into the creative process and making of the music and animation, check out this behind-the-scenes video.