Kayzo releases smashing rock-electronic hybrid, ‘Up In Flames,’ featuring All Time Low’s Alex Gaskarth
Kayzo has released another rock-tinged dubstep number, “Up In Flames,” featuring pop-punk vocals from Alex Gaskarth of All Time Low. The track is accompanied by a music video directed by Yhellow, whose narrative is set to rewind while setting Gaskarth is center stage for the hooks and part of the verses. Kayzo performed the track with Gaskarth during his closing set at Coachella on April 12, along with bringing out special guests Tommy Lee, Yungblud, Grandson, and Frank Zummo from Sum 41.
“The song itself and the production behind it I think has become my best example to date of the blurred line of rock and electronic music that I am continuously working to create,” Kayzo told Alternative Press. “‘Up In Flames’ is important because it embodies the high and low of love and friendship. We all have good times with those we love and the memories we keep can make letting go hard whether it’s a friend or a loved one, but at the end of the day all good things must come to an end, it’s about the journey and what is made between the start and finish line.”
“Working with [Gaskarth] was seamless,” he continued. “We ended up getting together a while back and in one session we wrote and tracked the lyrics. Having him so dialed in and hands on with the creative process was really exciting too. A month ago we thought the song was in a good place to call it complete, but Alex hit me up and wanted to re-record because he knew he could do a better pass of it. He even had ideas on how to refresh the arrangement musically. He was an important and key piece to this song coming together the way it did.”
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