Hardwell returns with another boundary-pushing track titled ‘Anybody Out There‘. It combines the edgier production style of REBELS NEVER DIE and a more vocal-driven sound. The track also features the talents of DJ/producer AZTECK and vocalist Alex Hepburn. You’ll find it takes the raw unfiltered energy of Hardwell’s recent work mixed with undeniable pop sensibility. Expect this to light up dance floors, stages, and airwaves this summer.
“Although my new sound is much harder-edged and techier, I still love the beauty of vocal-based electronic music. Every genre, from house music and trance to electro and techno, has given the dancefloor magical moments through big vocal tracks. That feeling a big vocal song has on a festival crowd is hard to describe, but when that moment comes, it’s intoxicating.
The track follows the success of a world tour and his acclaimed album REBELS NEVER DIE. With the Dutchman’s comeback, we’ve seen a tougher, darker, and more personal side to the electronic music icon. Hardwell “repurposes [his] new style into a vocal-driven anthem that blend[s] other elements of [his] sound to create a hybrid track. It contains the right emotion in the track, the right chords, and the perfect arrangement to balance the current sound.
“Azteck and I have known each other for a while, having previously worked together on music. As his recent run of form proves, he’s a great producer with a fantastic ear for a topline. So, I knew a big vocal collab with Azteck would be a fire release for the summer. But the track needed a specific type of voice to make it work, and the unique raspy quality of Alex’s voice made her the perfect fit for the distorted topline on ‘Anybody Out There’.”
Hardwell, on Anybody Out There
His North American tour may be over, but he continues his 2023 summer tour throughout Europe. So, listen to Hardwell’s latest UFO-themed track below.