Denver-based artist Nick Miller, known professionally as ILLENIUM, shares his first single of 2019, “Crashing” featuring Bahari, today via Astralwerks.
Awash in warm synths and swaths of glitchy beats, the single highlights ILLENIUM’s sonic breadth. This lush musical backdrop contrasts with hypnotic harmonies shared by critically acclaimed L.A. electronic duo Bahari—Natalia Panzarella [singer, bassist] and Ruby Carr [singer, keyboardist]. Their delicate delivery cascades into the choruses’ catchy confession, “Yeah, I got myself too drunk on you to drive…So, I’m crashing here tonight.” Celebrating the release, ILLENIUM also dropped a vivid and vibrant official lyric video.
Of the collaboration, ILLENIUM says, “I really love how this song turned out. I heard the demo a long time ago and it always really stuck with me. We started working together a few months later and they played the idea for me again. I was really stoked I was able to be a part of the record with such amazing people. Working on the song felt natural and I couldn’t have asked for a better duo to work with on it!”
“This song is so close to our hearts. It’s been one of our favorite songs we’ve ever made, and we have been waiting for the perfect time to put it out. ILLENIUM really captured the emotion of what we were trying to portray with the lyrics. We couldn’t have dreamed of a better collaboration for this song,” says Bahari.