Hardwell is back with his latest single, “Anybody Out There” along with Azteck and featuring Alex Hepburn on vocals. “Anybody Out There” sees Hardwell take his new techno-driven direction and go in about as pop of a direction as you can with the music. The beat and vibe of “Anybody Out There” has a decidedly old school feel, with the thick bassline and floaty breaks synths. “Anybody Out There” is sure to delight Hardwell’s fans who love his new style and it’s and undeniable groove. Here’s what the Dutch legend had to say about the track.
“Although my new sound is much harder-edged and tech-ier, 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.
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’.
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.”
Check out the latest from Hardwell and Azteck, “Anybody Out There” featuring Alex Hepburn, out now on Revealed.