RB Exclusive Interview: Illenium – Big Things Are On The Way!
May 15, 2017
May 15, 2017
2017 has shown to be the year of impressive collaborations with The Chainsmokers and Coldplay‘s ‘Something Just Like This’ and Frank Ocean, Calvin Harris and Migos‘ ‘Slide’. And now, melodic dub king Illenium has teamed up with the talented LA producer, Gryffin, and who better to have on the vocals than Grammy award winner and star of The Chainsmokers’ ‘Don’t Let Me Down’, Daya.
Their collab, fittingly titled ‘Feel Good’, is dreamy from the start with signature guitar rifts from Gryffin, and airy percussion from illenium. Daya’s vocals then carry you through an emotionally charged melody making for a beautifully crafted track.
Gryffin told broadwayworld.com: “The lyrics that Daya came up with had so much intensity to them – writing about that significant other in your life who puts you in a positive, happy state of mind, even when bad things may be happening in your life or in the world. I wanted the production to reflect that intensity, but at the same time create a really positive vibe,” explains Dan Griffith, who’s made music under the name Gryffin since 2014. “My goal with the song was to find that balance, and I ended up hitting it by adding a lot of synth sounds I’d never used before, and by bringing in different guitar textures and then flipping them in a new way. That’s what the Gryffin project is about overall: making electronic music but using real guitar and real piano so that there’s this organic feeling to every song.”
Catch Illenium at Phoenix Lights for your chance to hear ‘Feel Good’ live, and stay tuned for more new music.