Fedde Le Grand gets experimental with pre-album offering ‘Where We Belong”
Flamingo Records head honcho and all-around European icon Feede Le Grand returns this month alongside national rock outfit DI-RECT for a chip off his usual peak time antics. At the tail end of a year that saw him re-make the Prodigy’s “No Good” and take the global festival circuit by storm, the Dutch veteran drops one of the most experimental pieces of music to emerge enroute to his hotly anticipated debut studio album. Where Fedde has already shown an apt ability to balance radio-friendly moments with hard-hitting instrumentals, “Where We Belong” is the first occasion in which we truly hear these once opposing worlds collide. Matching high-octane floor potential with the emotive songwriting of DI-RECT shouldn’t work on paper, but is done a world of justice to forge one of the Dutch heavyweights most satisfyingly audacious offerings to date.
Before giving the track a worldwide live premier at his ADE showcase at Escape, Fedde told DA:
This was definitely a weird combination for me but at the same time it felt 100% right. I have always wanted to fuse my sound with a rock band and DI-RECT are one of the biggest Holland has to offer. For me, it is a snapshot of the way my music is going and as we get closer to the album I think it is going to become a lot clearer to fans where my head is going for this record.