‘Runaway (U & I)’ by the Swedish duo Galantis was released worldwide on the 5th of October 2014. When EDM is crossed with Pop, you get this single. The success from this single was inevitable, entering into charts all across the world right from its release date. 1 billion online streams later and this iconic single is still a staple in their live sets.
Featuring Christian Karlsson of Miike Snow and Linus Eklöw from Style of Eye, Galantis are a Swedish super-duo who represent the place where EDM and pop meet. Karlsson (the man behind hits like Britney Spears‘ ‘Toxic’) met Eklöw (the man behind hits like Icona Pop‘s ‘I Love It’) at the Robotberget studio in Stockholm. Their mutual admiration society turned into a project once they began discussing a more poignant style of EDM that retained pop’s passion. The duo set up shop on the Stockholm archipelago in the Baltic Sea, began recording, and released the ‘Smile’ single on the Atlantic label in late 2013.