Don Diablo and Hilda team up for emotive future bass original, ‘Wake Me When It’s Quiet’
Released on his HEXAGON imprint, Don Diablo collaborated with Hilda for a stunning single, “Wake Me When It’s Quiet.” The piece opens with tranquil piano riffs complimented by Hilda’s breathtaking, airy vocals. “Wake Me When It’s Quiet” begins as a goose-bump inducing ballad and slowly escalates into a gentle, electronic masterpiece.
At each climax, Don Diablo crafts an exquisite balance of bittersweet, melodic tones with emotive progressions of fluttery waves of bass and glittering synths. Hilda’s voice serves as the perfect, dynamic expression for the piece with her rich sound and impressive range. With his latest, Don Diablo has mastered his softer side by giving listeners yet another surprise from the renowned, versatile artist.
The track also serves a higher purpose: to honor Avicii. In a brief video, Hilda — who wrote the song the day after the producer passed — and Diablo discuss how Avicii’s sudden death affected them, and go on to say that all proceeds from the track will go towards helping youths with mental health issues.