ILLENIUM RELEASES FIRST SINGLE OF 2019 ‘CRASHING’ FEATURING BAHARI
Hex Cougar Remix of ‘God Damnit’ With Call Me Karizma Out Now
Denver-based artist Nick Miller—known professionally as ILLENIUM—shares his first single of 2019,‘Crashing’ featuring Bahari, today via Virgin EMI. ‘Crashing’ is available for streaming and downloadHERE.
Awash in warm synths and swaths of glitchy beats, the single highlights ILLENIUM’s sonic breadth. This lush musical backdrop contrasts with hypnotic harmonies shared by critically acclaimed L.A. electronic duo Bahari—Natalia Panzarella [singer, bassist] and Ruby Carr [singer, keyboardist]. Their delicate delivery cascades into the choruses’ catchy confession, “Yeah, I got myself too drunk on you to drive...So, I’m crashing here tonight.” Celebrating the release, ILLENIUM also dropped a vivid and vibrant official lyric video. Watch it HERE.
Of the collaboration, ILLENIUM says, “I really love how this song turned out. I heard the demo a long time ago and it always really stuck with me. We started working together a few months later and they played the idea for me again. I was really stoked I was able to be a part of the record with such amazing people. Working on the song felt natural and I couldn't have asked for a better duo to work with on it!”
“This song is so close to our hearts. It's been one of our favorite songs we've ever made, and we have been waiting for the perfect time to put it out. ILLENIUM really captured the emotion of what we were trying to portray with the lyrics. We couldn't have dreamed of a better collaboration for this song,” saysBahari.
Just last week, he unveiled the Hex Cougar Remix of his 2018 single, ‘God Damnit’ with Call Me Karizma. The original clocked upwards of 12 million total streams as Dancing Astronaut praised how he“plasters his trademark drums and haunting melodies for a crisp, intimate production that is primed to send chills throughout the human spine.” An explosive union of styles, rising L.A. producer Hex Cougarheightened the dark melodies and hyper-charged bass of the tune, amplifying its energy all around. Check out the remix HERE. It came hot on the heels of ILLENIUM’s own remix of ‘Without Me’ by superstarHalsey. Another fan favorite, it ascended to the Top 10 of the iTunes Overall Top Songs Chart and amassed 14 million total streams thus far. Listen to ILLENIUM’s ‘Without Me’ remix HERE.
Finalizing a major tour announcement very soon, ILLENIUM will headline New York City’s legendaryMadison Square Garden for the first time in 2019. This milestone follows up his 2018 Awake 2.0 Tour, which sold out every single date including three nights at San Francisco’s Bill Graham Auditorium and NYC’s Terminal 5 respectively, and two nights at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago.
He also continues to attract critical widespread praise. In a 2019 profile, The Chicago Tribune predicted,“ILLENIUM is right on the verge of becoming the next big EDM crossover star.” Paving a path to stardom on his own terms, 2019 marks the dawn of ILLENIUM’s biggest chapter yet.
Bahari is a dark electronic duo based in LA. Comprised of singer/bassist Natalia Panzarella and singer/keyboardist Ruby Carr, the band's name means "ocean" in Ruby's native African language. Known for their rich harmonies, they have previously toured with Selena Gomez and Birdy and collaborated with ZEDD & Grey. The band is now reclaiming their independence and diving into the world of dark, young and reckless pop. In early 2018, Bahari released the first single of their new sound, ‘Fucked Up,’ and followed it up with ‘Savage’ a few months later. In July, the band released their third single ‘Chasers,’ which premiered on Billboard. Bahari is currently in the studio working on their new music and will be featured on ILLENIUM’S new song ‘Crashing.’