Light strings welcome listeners on “Sideways,” accompanied by Valerie Broussard’s craving vocals. Delicate keys echo within the background, giving technique to a swift build-up that culminates in a excessive power drop. Right here, within the coronary heart of the music, fluttering, wavy synths bounce round a vibrant guitar riff.
Although dance-focused, ILLENIUM’s most up-to-date choices, like final month’s “First Time” with iann dior, favor collected melodies over unrelenting power. “Sideways” flips the swap with a strong sound ready-made for the dancefloor. Balancing electrifying guitar riffs with roaring bass, it harkens to Illenium’s debut album Ashes, harking back to songs like “Afterlife” and “Spirals.”
“Sideways” marks one other monitor off ILLENIUM’s upcoming fourth studio album Fallen Embers. It follows “Nightlight” with Annika Wells, “Hearts on Hearth” with Dabin and Lights, “Paper Skinny” with Tom DeLonge and Angels & Airwaves, and “First Time” with iann dior. With the summer time launch of the album approaching, hotly anticipated collaborations with Excision and Slander are seemingly subsequent in line.
Stream “Sideways” beneath.