Premiere: David Guetta and Afrojack are back—stream ‘Hero’
Of course, streamers don’t need Dancing Astronaut to overtly identify Afrojack and Guetta as two of dance music’s most storied collaborators. Over the years, “Another Life,” “Dirty Sexy Money,” and “Hey Mama“—not to mention traded remixes, Afrojack’s of “Say My Name” and “2U,” and Guetta’s of “Ten Feet Tall,” as well as a joint revision of Sia‘s “Helium”—have tacitly underscored their status as such. In comes “Hero” to elongate it.
The happy-go-lucky addition to the by-no-means-exhaustive roster of Afrojack and Guetta team-ups enumerated above harkens back to the 2014 and 2015 sound that then ensnared so many continued electronic enthusiasts. Carrying the glint of dance music’s golden age in its sonics, “Hero” highlights the Dutchman and Frenchman’s evergreen ability to inspirit the dance music community, a quality that has stood the test of time throughout their tenure in the industry.
Referencing “Hero” as a sort of creative and collaborative homecoming, Afrojack told Dancing Astronaut,
“It’s amazing how everything comes together with this song. It was an absolute pleasure working with David again. We talk to each other on a daily basis, but it’s awesome to get a song out that’s been written by such talented writers [Ryan Tedder and Ellie Goulding], whom we are so excited about.”
Although “Hero” won’t formally release until April 30, listeners can stream the record in full one day early, only on Dancing Astronaut.
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