Martin Garrix surprised fans by teaming up with Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy and Macklemore for “Summer Days.” Given the star studded list of collaborators, the song has unsurprisingly become a global hit, reaching the 18th slot on the Spotify Global Top 50. “Summer Days” is catchy to its core with a groovy production backdrop that serves as a foundation for both collaborators to steal the show with their vocals.
Longtime mentor and electronic music legend Tiësto has remixed the release, and in typical Tiësto fashion, he has transformed the song into a booming big room track perfect for the mainstage. He retains the vocals from Stump, but he makes the entirely new big room house production the focus of the track, having the vocals serve as a complement to the electronic elements. Tiësto’s remix of “Summer Days” is out now via STMPD Records.
An older women who steals the spotlight at every turn thanks to her beauty and charm is the star of the story. In fact, the video’s star is so attractive that everyone around her becomes drenched in sweat when she passes by, which undoubtedly plays into the song’s’ theme and apt titling. Garrix, Macklemore, and Stump are not immune to her charm, either, as they each make cameos throughout the video and end up sopping in sweat and she passes them by.
Garrix, Macklemore, and Stump will all take the stage to perform “Summer Days” for the first time together on the 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards on June 17.
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Martin Garrix likes to keep fans on their toes, and he is doing just that with newest collaboration with Macklemore and lead singer of Fall Out Boy Patrick Stump, titled “Summer Days.” Whether it is releasing “Dreamer” featuring a gospel choir and subway singer Mike Yung, which he originally recorded behind his label’s back, or dropping a surprise EP during Ultra taking fans back to his progressive roots, the producer is the perfect example of a musician who continues his experimentation amidst a roster of commercial leaning hits.
While “Summer Days” is certainly among the producer’s commercial leaning hits, it enlists a very different set of sounds and production techniques as compared to previous top 40 releases. The track leans heavily on jumpy guitar notes that frame both groovy high pitched vocals that could have easily been displaced from a 70’s disco era track. Stump’s vocals add the energy to the introduction and the chorus, while Macklemore’s singing propels the song forward serving as a framework for the drop.
Garrix spoke on the release, saying, “‘Summer Days’ is one of those tracks that makes you want to get in the car with your friends and blast it with the windows down. I’m honored to be working with Patrick and Macklemore on this track since I think they are both great artists. They are both very different in terms of style which gave the track new dimensions. I’m super happy with the end result!”
The track is most certainly the perfect melody to accompany a warm summer day with friends, and the music video, set to star all three artists, is rumored to be released shortly.
Martin Garrix, Macklemore, and Fall Out Boy all recently launched the same thinly veiled message on social media, alluding to what appeared to be a collaboration between the polarizing pop-rapper, Chicago-native pop-punk champions, and the “Dreamer” producer. Fans quickly caught on to three images all tagged minutes apart with the same caption, “I got this feeling on a Summer day,” sending the internet abuzz with speculation, and now Martin Garrix has confirmed the forthcoming joint effort.
The caption invoked the opening line of Icona Pop’s inescapable “I Love It,” though now Garrix has provided more concrete context for the upcoming release. Officially titled “Summer Days,” the track features Fall Out Boy’s rhythm guitarist Patrick Stump and the “Thrift Shop” rapper, and is due to land on April 25 on Garrix’s STMPD RCRDS.
Garrix has an impressive track record when linking with other artists, and he appears ready to add what many are expecting to be a summer anthem to his already impressive rap sheet of high profile collaborations with “Summer Days.”
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