Ekali & Illenium Team Up For Rousing New Single “Hard To Say Goodbye”

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Ekali and Illenium, two of EDM’s biggest stars, have joined forces for a compelling new single called “Hard To Say Goodbye” that features Chloe Angelides on vocals.

Out today through Big Beat Records, “Hard To Say Goodbye” is Ekali’s fourth single from his forthcoming album, and follows his most recent single “Back To You” which debuted at #1 on the iTunes Electronic chart last month.

Ekali enlisted Illenium, one of EDM’s biggest pop-crossed success stories of the recent past, to co-produce the single. Chloe Angelides, an in-demand singer/songwriter wrote the dazzling vocals to the track. Her songwriting and production credits include superstars like Pitbull, Jason Derulo, Nicki Minaj, Selena Gomez, Arianna Grande, and more. Illenium has also been playing this track live on their current arena tour, including unleashing it on a sold-out crowd at Madison Square Garden. Illenium’s latest album Ascend reached #1 on Billboard’s Dance/Electronic Album Chart, and #14 on the Top 200, while his discography has eclipsed over 600M Global Streams to date. Illenium’s collaboration with Jon Bellion, “Good Things Fall Apart”, reached #6 on Billboard’s Rock Airplay Chart, and #30 on Billboard’s Mainstream Top 40 Chart, while his collaboration with The Chainsmokers, Takeaway, reached #69 on Billboard’s Hot 100 Chart, and has generated over 200M+ Global Streams.

World-renowned as a double threat producer and DJ and known for early production credits on Drake’s If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late, along with high-profile collaborations with Denzel Curry, Yuna, K. Flay, Medasin, ZHU, Falcons, each of which have combined for over 60 Million global streams to date, and counting. Originally hailing from Canada, Ekali’s Crystal Eyes EP was nominated for a prestigious Juno Award as Electronic Album of the Year, and his last release, “Be Fine” ft. Wafia, reached over a million global streams in its first month alone. His previous single “Back To You” (feat. Kiiara) came out in October, accruing over 150,000 streams in the first 24hrs… with numbers like these, the future is looking bright for the new single!

“Hard To Say Goodbye” is the fourth single of Ekali’s forthcoming album, which features the likes of Au/Ra, Illenium, Kiiara, Wafia, Nitti Gritti, and more. Having slain festivals across the globe including Coachella, Lollapalooza, Life is Beautiful, HARD, EDC, Electric Forest, Ultra, and more, Ekali will be kicking off a huge tour of North American in early 2020. Between the year he’s had and what’s in store in the coming months, Ekali certainly looks poised for a break-out year in 2020!


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