Listen to Martin Garrix and Usher’s ‘Don’t Look Down’
Martin Garrix has been spending studio time with R&B legend Usher, as he’s let us know via Instagram over the course of the past week. The two have been working on a collaboration dubbed “Don’t Look Down,” an electro-pop effort that should be Garrix’s first big radio smash since “Animals” and Usher’s next dive into EDM after tapping the likes of Swedish House Mafia, Alesso and Diplo for production on his seventh studio album.
“Don’t Look Down” has all the makings of a crossover record that will bring electronic instrumentals to radio with Usher’s songmanship lacing bridges and the hooks upon its drops. Skewed more towards your modern pop hit, Garrix provides the bedrock for Usher to do what he does best. Even so, the sounds from the breakthrough dance act aren’t the expected big room synths and plunges, but are rather tinged with melodic notes drawn from the trending tropical nature.