Platinum crossover electronic artist and producer/DJ ILLENIUM has released his single with Valerie Broussard and Nurko, ‘Sideways’.
‘Sideways’ is ILLENIUM’s latest single leading up to the release of his fourth album, Fallen Embers and is preceded by songs including “Nightlight” (120M global streams), “Hearts on Fire” with Dabin feat. Lights (50M global streams) and “First Time” feat. iann dior, which is currently crossing over to US Top 40 radio and has over 20M global streams. ILLENIUM now has accumulated over 220M global streams on all of his 12Tone Music releases and collectively has more than 5B global streams on his entire catalog.
Sharing the message behind the song, Valerie Broussard states, “‘Sideways’ was written as an ode to a friend who was struggling with her mental health during Covid lockdown. Having struggled similarly in my own life, I wanted her to know I would always be there for her, even when it felt like the world was falling apart.”
ILLENIUM adds “I loved working with Valerie and Nurko on this track. The vocal has so much emotion and musically we created a song with an almost jubilant air. I wanted it to be a celebration of making it through this crazy year all of us just had.”
“We each inspired one another during the creative process”, says Nurko. “This has been a really rough year for everyone, but no matter how tough it is, it’s good to have somebody to stick with you through it all, no matter what.”
ILLENIUM’s highly anticipated album, Fallen Embers, will be released this summer.