R3HAB, Timmy Trumpet and W&W all just teamed up for a huge festival banger, “Distant Memory.” Just seeing all those names together makes us dream for festival season (which is coming back!). While each of these artists are familiar with each other in one way or another, this is the first time all three have featured on the same track. R3HAB and Timmy Trumpet recently collaborated on “911.” Timmy Trumpet, likewise, collaborated with W&W back in 2019 on “Tricky Tricky.” They also delivered a legendary II:I (Two is One) performance at ADE that year. Amazingly, R3HAB and W&W have never been on a track together, until now.
The song opens with a music box synth playing a lullaby-like melody, the vocals come in and give the verse a kind of haunting, ominous quality. This kind of feels like the Timmy Trumpet produced part to me. After that we get to the bridge where there’s some piano notes and finger snaps, trademark R3HAB production. After that we get the massive drop, it’s the same melody from the intro, except now it’s Dutch horns. This part of the song actually sounds like 2013-2016 R3HAB. Sure to be a fan favorite going forward, here’s what the producers had to say about “Distant Memory.” Mainly, that it’s really fun making music with your friends.
“Making music for a living is a special feeling, and to do it with friends is a next-level high. I’m excited to work with Timmy Trumpet on our second collab and have been looking for the right song to create with W&W for a long time. ‘Distant Memory’ is going to be a festival hype builder, but what makes it special is the contrast between the dreamy dazed verses and the drop. Timmy, Willem, and Ward have great energy, which keeps the artistic process fresh and inspired. Hope you love it.” – R3HAB
“There’s nothing I love more than making music with my friends, and these guys are the best in the business. I’ve collabed with both W&W and R3HAB before but never on the same record and you can hear all 4 of us inside its elements. I can’t wait to drop this on stage with all 4 of us and blow up the dance-floor!” – Timmy Trumpet
“It was a real pleasure working with R3HAB and Timmy Trumpet on ‘Distant Memory.’ Both R3HAB and Timmy are really good friends of ours which made it very easy going! We also feel it really combines the best of all of us as artists, and we hope you like listening to it as much as we liked working on it!” – W&W
Check out the official video for R3HAB x Timmy Trumpet x W&W’s “Distant Memory,” out now on CYB3RPVNK. Can’t wait to experience this energy once shows are back.