The origin of Hundred Waters’ “Show Me Love” collaboration with Skrillex and Chance The Rapper is one wound deeply in emotion and spontaneity. Now, following a live performance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, NEST HQ has released a behind the scenes video documenting how the track came together.
Originally written by Hundred Waters’ Nicole Miglis as a reminder of what’s beautiful, Skrillex got a hold of the lyrics and sent over a backing to the track, marking his first involvement with the band’s musical efforts. But after that, the track snowballed into a project larger than any of them anticipated.
Grammy nominee Robin Hannibal offered his own string arrangement to the piece, then Chance The Rapper stepped in with a hip-hop perspective, and Incubus’ Mike Einziger further sculpted the track’s live arrangement. Have a look below at all the love that went into making this gorgeous piece of music, and click here to watch the full performance.