Swedish powerhouse Galantis has struck an otherworldly collab, beaming down with Dutch hitmakers Lucas & Steve and Albanian vocalist ILIRA for the space-rave-infused single, ‘Alien’. It’s a tune meant to be blasted across the solar system, breaking out with rousing, pop-styled vocals, thick, wobbling basslines, and a beat that’s dropped with pure finesse. Bring your extraterrestrial friends, as ILIRA’s intergalactic vocals set the stage for an all-night clubbing affair. ‘Alien’ arriveD on planet Earth through Spinnin’ Records on December 10th.
Setting a new standard for songwriting in dance music, Galantis is a collaborative project led by Christian Karlsson (aka Bloodshy, one-third of Miike Snow). Ever since their multi-platinum breakthrough hit ‘Runaway (U & I)’, the star of Galantis has continued to shine brighter and brighter. Countless hit records, albums, collabs and remixes, and over 4 billion cumulative streams globally, have turned the Swedish dynamo into a frontrunner in the space where dance music and pop converge. Most recently, this was underscored by ‘Heartbreak Anthem’, their collaboration with David Guetta and Little Mix that set the world ablaze.
It’s ground also covered intensively by Lucas & Steve, house music tastemakers and one of Spinnin’s most internationally famed acts. Their discography is endless, as are their credentials, including last year’s team up with Blackstreet for a highly acclaimed rework of ‘No Diggity’ followed by ‘Anywhere With You’, a milestone joint effort with Afrojack and DubVision. Their latest supernova single came in the form of ‘Oohla Oohla’, a futuristic-club hit alongside the iconic Tiësto that ultimately cements Lucas & Steve as one of the galaxy’s most in-demand DJing acts today.
What ties ‘Alien’ together and sends the single into orbit, however, is the interstellar vocal performance from singer/songwriter ILIRA. Already known for tracks alongside the likes of the inimitable Tiësto, Dubdogz, and Phil The Beat, ILIRA has earned her spot as Switzerland’s most-streamed artist, but with ‘Alien’ ready for takeoff, it’s clear that the rising talent has no intention of slowing down.
So, here’s dance music royalty teaming up to welcome an outer space visitor; this is one E.T. that you’ll love to meet. The record opens with sharp vocals, and while a gentle bassline gets the groove flowing. From there, the ‘Alien’ comes on strong, with a powerful and alluring hook that’s pushed to the next level enhanced by surging bass lines and a properly thumping beat.
‘Alien’ is a dance-pop crossover with vocals dipped in space, and strengthened by a captivating rave melody. Galantis and Lucas & Steve deliver the surefire hit that fans would expect, garnished by ILIRA’s shimmering vocals and polished by years of collective sound design experience. The result is an action-packed ride from another sonic dimension—definitely a trip worth taking.