Rewind to 2018 as Revealed Recordings boss Hardwell teamed up with long-time label key player Maddix to present ‘Bella Ciao’. The track sampled the Italian classic ‘Bella Ciao’, made famous by the popular ‘La Casa De Papel’ series, and was premiered by Hardwell during his set at Tomorrowland that same year.
The track is introduced with the original Italian folk song kicking off proceedings, before electronic elements are added, highlighted by a synth that mirrors the original melody, gliding from note to note. That is layered with multiple stadium-ready accompaniments that beef out the track on the drop. Light plucks are introduced in the main break to reduce the heat, quickly switching up as the intensity increases again, the track building towards its anthemic finish with a shepherd-tone riser and expertly programmed snares.
The anticipation for this track had reached a fever pitch since it was first heard, and fans finally had the chance to listen to the single in full quality when it was released on the 17th of August.