Hardwell, the renowned electronic music icon, makes a triumphant return with his latest track, ‘Anybody Out There.’ Following his world-beating tour and the highly acclaimed album REBELS NEVER DIE, Hardwell continues to push boundaries by combining his edgier production style from the album with a more vocal-driven sound. Teaming up with DJ/producer AZTECK and vocalist Alex Hepburn, ‘Anybody Out There’ captures the raw, unfiltered energy that has become synonymous with Hardwell‘s recent work while infusing an undeniable pop sensibility that is poised to dominate both dancefloors and airwaves this summer.
In Hardwell‘s own words, “Although my new sound is much harder-edged and techier, I still love the beauty of vocal-based electronic music. Every genre, from house music and trance to electro and techno, has given the dancefloor magical moments through big vocal tracks. That feeling a big vocal song has on a festival crowd is hard to describe, but when that moment comes, it’s intoxicating.”
The collaboration with AZTECK was a natural choice for Hardwell, given their previous work together. Recognized for his exceptional production skills and keen ear for captivating toplines, AZTECK‘s recent successful releases attest to his talent. Hardwell shares his excitement about the collaboration, stating, “Azteck and I have known each other for a while, having previously worked together on music. As his recent run of form proves, he’s a great producer with a fantastic ear for a topline. So, I knew a big vocal collab with Azteck would be a fire release for the summer. But the track needed a specific type of voice to make it work, and the unique raspy quality of Alex’s voice made her the perfect fit for the distorted topline on ‘Anybody Out There’.”
‘Anybody Out There’ holds a special significance for Hardwell as it represents his desire to infuse his new style into a vocal-driven anthem that combines various elements of his sound to create a captivating hybrid track. Reflecting on the process, he explains, “This track is special to me because I’d been longing to repurpose my new style into a vocal-driven anthem that blended other elements of my sound to create a sort of hybrid track. It needed the right emotion in the track, the right chords, and perfect balance in arrangement to fit the current sound.”
With its fusion of cutting-edge electronic music and infectious vocals, ‘Anybody Out There’ promises an unparalleled audio experience that pushes the boundaries of live performance. Hardwell‘s creative vision, combined with the talents of AZTECK and Alex Hepburn, guarantees an unforgettable musical journey for listeners.
‘Anybody Out There’ signifies Hardwell‘s evolution as an artist, showcasing his willingness to experiment and explore new sonic territories while staying true to his core essence. Prepare to be captivated by this edgy vocal anthem that seamlessly blends hard-hitting production and melodic hooks.