Martin Garrix broadens production depth yet again on ‘Love Runs Out’ with Sasha Sloan, G-Eazy
In an interview with Radio 538 this past July, Martin Garrix quietly spilled the news that in between AREA21’s album, the next release under his own name would be beside an “American rapper and female vocalist.” As soon as we relayed that information on Twitter,—thanks to The Martin Garrix Hub—a collective pursuit ensued to decipher the two names that could possibly fill in those blanks. It felt like it had all the makings to be another high-profile connection for the STMPD RCRDS boss, and it turned out to be just that, with Martin Garrix drawing the curtain back on the vocalist podium for Sasha Sloan—who just appeared on ILLENIUM’s Fallen Embers—and G-Eazy to deliver “Love Runs Out.”
“Love Runs Out” is lightyears removed from the first time that Garrix has found himself paired with one or two A-list singer-songwriters, lending itself to a king-sized feature resume that serves up the likes of Bebe Rexha, Dua Lipa, and Usher, as well as both U2 and Tove Lo in just 2021 alone. Right off the bat, it’s clear that both his AREA21 work with MAEJOR as well as the Patrick Stump and Macklemore-assisted hit “Summer Days” acted as hip-hop jumping-off points for Garrix, with “Love Runs Out” strolling through the doors as his first true descent (under the Garrix umbrella) towards the frontlines of hip-hop. Trading off between a first-class, heartsick hook from Sasha Sloan and G-Eazy’s free-flowing lyricism, before sliding into a more toned-down, future-bass center, “Love Runs Out” supports for the nth time the assertion that Garrix is by far and away one of the most dynamic producers in dance music and beyond.
With a STMPD RCRDS stage takeover slotted for Creamfields at the end of August, a mountain of Garrix’s “festival music” will begin to pop its head up, with the label head confirming in that same Dutch interview that he’d still been working on releases more geared towards the live setting, but that he wanted to wait until his touring regimen had resumed first.
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