They’re a “Titanium” crew.
Grammy-winning DJ David Guetta has teamed up with Sia once more. Their new single, “Flames,” dropped Thursday at midday.
Guetta plans to carry out the track stay for the primary time this weekend at Miami Music Week, the place’s he’s headlining Extremely Music Pageant.
Guetta describes “Flames” to The Submit as a “funky” dance monitor with a “huge pop melody.”“[Sia] despatched me a easy track that was only a piano and her voice,” the megaproducer says. “All the pieces she writes I really like. To me, her voice is so unbelievable.”
It took a 12 months for the monitor to return collectively, nevertheless. Within the studio, Guetta centered on producing a track with international attraction.
“As a result of I’m French, I used to be raised listening to American music with out understanding the phrases,” he says. This has formed his method to producing music: “I really like the message of this file. However each time I work on a brand new track, I attempt to hearken to it the way in which I used to as [a] child. I need folks to really feel a sure emotion . . . even when they don’t perceive the lyrics.”
Guetta and Sia have a protracted historical past of creating music collectively. They beforehand collaborated on the smash hit “Titanium” in 2011. That monitor, Guetta says, was initially meant for an additional singer, as a result of Sia was planning to retire as a recording artist and focus solely on writing. However Guetta says they reversed course after a game-changing dialog: “Whereas we had been doing it, I used to be like, ‘This track is so superb. First, I don’t wish to give it to anybody. And second, nobody goes to sing it higher than you. You must keep on the file.’ ”
The remainder was historical past. Guetta says “Titanium” “modified my life and I believe her life, too.” Certainly, the track was an unbelievable success within the US and globally, reaching No. 7 on Billboard’s Sizzling 100 chart in the summertime of 2012. Guetta’s fame reached new heights because of this, and Sia’s profession as a solo musician exploded. The 2 have had an in depth working relationship ever since.
Guetta’s different latest collaborations embrace “Soiled Attractive Cash,” that includes Charli XCX and French Montana, “Like I Do” with 21-year-old famous person DJ Martin Garrix and “Mad Love” with Sean Paul and Becky G — which the trio carried out the track on “Good Morning America” this week. The 50-year-old says he particularly likes working with youthful artists as a result of it helps him push his personal boundaries. “The explanation I’m nonetheless right here is that I’m all the time attempting to talk to my unique followers, but in addition collaborating with youthful artists and producing music for the brand new technology,” he says.
Guetta’s nonetheless engaged on his Extremely set (he’s spinning on the principle stage Sunday night time), however says followers can “in all probability” get excited for a number of of his latest hits, in addition to his basic EDM anthems.