Tiësto enlists John Legend for pop anthem ‘Summer Nights’
Celebrity-enhanced summer anthems are typically Calvin Harris’s specialty, but if there’s one other artist who can match his calibre, it’s Tiësto. The veteran producer has once again teamed up with John Legend, after remixing “All of Me” in 2014, which went on to win a Grammy for Best Remixed Recording. The Dutch producer recently divulged his adoration of deeper house sounds, announcing shortly after the launch of his new label AFTR:HRS. He delves further into this territory alongside John Legend on their new collaboration, “Summer Nights.”
Aided by airy soundscapes and hollow synths, John Legend belts out irresistibly catchy verses that give dimension to what otherwise might be a stale commercial offering. Tiësto manages a smooth transition into deep house by adhering to the genre’s more traditional assets and offering a robust piece of pop with enough attention-grabbing elements to fit into his regular sets.