If you’re a fan of Deadmau5, it’s a good week. I say this, as we bring you news of his new single, together with The Neptunes. If you didn’t know, The Neptunes are a production duo, consisting of Chad Hugo, and hip-hop heavyweight, Pharrell. If you’re unfamiliar with his work, just know Pharrell, has worked with everyone whose anyone in dance music. This includes names like Swedish House Mafia, Daft Punk, Major Lazer, Gessafelstein, and even Calvin Harris. Last week, we shared news of the upcoming single titled ‘Pomegranate‘. Today, we are happy to tell you that the track is officially here.
If you know Deadmau5, you know that he has a penchant for working with vocalists from other genres. A clear example of this is his work with the members of Cyprus Hill. You can also throw in his track with Gerard Way from My Chemical Romance in there as well. ‘Pomegranate’ continues this trend, as it features sultry vocals from Pharrell. These are the type that we can’t help but try to sing along too. The production quality in ‘Pomegranate’ is some of the best around. I say this, as The Neptunes are known for their top-notch production methods. We all know that Deadmau5 is a production god in his own right too.
From the outset this track is a major departure from the typical deadmau5 fare. The collaboration with The Neptunes was an indication that this might be something different and it really is. This track is clearly shooting for some Summertime radio play, and it might just get it.
If you’re into those thick, funky, Deadmau5 basslines, then ‘Pomegranate’ is definitely for you. I’m willing to bet on it that Pharrell & Hugo had a good hand in the production of them as well. While ‘Pomegranate’ is a far cry from the electronica that we are used to seeing from our favorite mau5, that doesn’t mean this track isn’t good. It’s just made for a different audience in mind. Don’t be surprised if you hear this one on the radio in the coming months.
With a run time of 3:27, ‘Pomegranate’ is just long enough for us to get our fill in, but short enough you might want to listen to a second, or third time. Deadmau5 & The Neptunes new single ‘Pomegranate’ is out now on Mau5trap, and can be streamed below, enjoy!
Deadmau5 x The Neptunes – Pomegranate | STREAM
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