Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding haven’t worked together since his 2014 album, Motion, in which the two created one of his biggest hits, “Outside.” She also featured on his 2012 album, 18 Months, on “I Need Your Love.” Two months ago, the two teased that they were back in the studio together, and today we get the official release of their new song, “Miracle.”
The two go back in time with a straight up trance collaboration, something wholly unexpected from the two of them. Calvin has usually leaned toward poppier production, and even with Love Regenerator, he’s done more techno fare.
“I’ve never done it before. I’ve done the, I’ve done the trancey sounding things before, but I’ve never been this fast. So it feels good,” Calvin told Zane Lowe on New Music Daily on Apple Music 1. “When I started making music, I was 14. When I was 14, It was 1998 and ’98, ’99, 2000, 2001 was for me kind of formative trance and house era. So what I did usually was just take bits from that and put it in a new context. But this time I thought maybe I’ll just try and maybe more recreate something that could be from back then… the only thing that I think makes it not sound like it’s from 1996 is the kick drum, because the kick drum’s pretty banging. It’s more than a 909. Do you know what I mean? It’s like pretty heavy.”
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