David Guetta and Sia log ninth collaboration, ‘Let’s Love’
David Guetta and Sia need no introduction. Together and separately, the A-list artists have etched their names in modern music, and not without thanks to their 2011 bombshell, “Titanium.” After commanding the not only the dance circuit but also the mainstream context at large with their Nothing but the Beat staple, the production pair would convene several times thereafter to further dynamite the scene.
Thus came a slew of succeeding singles including 2018’s “Flames” and 2014’s “Bang My Head.” With a demonstrated synergy that has not petered out but rather increased in power over the years, Guetta and Sia have now reunited for their ninth co-project, “Let’s Love.”
An unsurprisingly vocal-centric showing that dons the sonic sequins of the ’80s, “Let’s Love” leans into a Pat Benatar “Love Is A Battlefield” aesthetic—with an electronic twist.
“…it was the middle of confinement and I texted Sia and I told her, ‘Look, I feel like a superhero. We need to save the world from this darkness. Let’s make just a simple, feel-good record.’
And she was like, “Oh yes, I like this idea. I want to do a song that tells us that we need to go through this together and not against each other.” Because there was so much tension between countries, between communities. And she took my little text message and turned it into a song in 24 hours, and I just sent her some simple chord progression on the piano. And then I had this, I was like, ‘Okay, how am I going to produce this now?’
And if I think of feel-good music, I really think of the ’80s, because there was just not a shame to go for this big chorus. When we wrote [the record], we wrote it as a ballad, so it was actually twice as slow. Instead of making it faster to make it a normal pop song, I made it slower and double tempo, the way you heard it.”
Stream “Let’s Love” below.
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