Don Diablo dipped his toes into pop with recent release “Brave,” featuring British singer Jessie J. The uplifting track is a feel-good anthem that ensures Jessie J’s empowering vocals live front and center, but now Diablo has released a VIP version of the hit that lets his production steal the show.
In Diablo’s VIP mix of the release, cutting notes punch through the backdrop, and the BPM is heightened to take the pop track into dance music territory. While Jessie J’s vocals are still featured in the VIP mix, the drop is completely changed to feature a main stage-worthy note progression to get the listener dancing.
Don Diablo has joined forces with British pop singer Jessie J on a new pop release, titled “Brave.” The track is the duo’s first time working together, and they’ve delivered an upbeat atmosphere to pair with the song’s positive message.
“Sometimes, you just need an extra push to have more courage in life and more courage to chase your dreams or to simply stand up for what you believe in,” Don Diablo said of the track in a recent release. “I had always wanted to work with Jessie, but I also know she doesn’t often feature on other people’s records. So, it felt like I needed to wait for the right moment. ‘Brave’ was that moment. I simply couldn’t imagine anybody else bringing across the message of this song better than she could.”
Jessie J is front and center in the release, with her soulful vocals delivering an empowering message about bravery. Her singing draws the listener in from the outset, and Diablo delivers a subtle production backdrop with light staccato electronic notes dancing around the chorus to keep the track moving.
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