For their last single release of 2022 as Kx5, deadmau5 and Kaskade have teamed with multi-instrumentalist, producer, and singer-songwriter Elderbrook for the release of “When I Talk,” a heart-thumping atmospheric dance track.
“The song is about barriers. Shutting people out and dealing with that,” says Elderbrook. “The song means a lot to me, I’m so happy to have it coming out finally and to be part of the project.”
Elderbrook has an innate flair for creating emotive music that explores the sensitive and introspective themes of identity, mental wellbeing and, more recently, parenthood. Over 1.5 billion global streams, GRAMMY and Ivor Novello nominations, tours with Jungle, Rüfüs Du Sol and Odesza, and collaborations with Camelphat, Diplo, Bob Moses and Rudimental have earned him a revered reputation as a dynamic, multi-faceted, forward-thinking talent who is confident and comfortable exploring a range of genres which makes him a noteworthy collaborator for Kx5.
“When I Talk” is the fifth single to be released by the duo following their current Top 40 radio track “Escape,” and recent singles “Avalanche,” “Take Me High” and “Alive” featuring The Moth and The Flame (TMTF). All songs will appear on Kx5’s artist album set for release in 2023.
deadmau5 and Kaskade first paired together in 2008 on “I Remember” – a genre-defining anthem which recently appeared on Rolling Stone’s ‘200 Greatest Dance Songs of All Time’ list, with the rock bible stating, “…a collaboration between two of the biggest dance stars to emerge in the late 2000s — has an appealing modesty about it, even as it induces mass singalongs at festivals (still).”
Since then, they have collaborated on tracks but with Kx5 they have solidified it into a wholly new artistic project, one which will consist of more studio releases in the coming months leading into an album, as well as a greatly anticipated live show set for tomorrow, December 10 at Los Angeles’ Memorial Coliseum.
A limited number of tickets remain for Kx5 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum tomorrow, December 10, available now here