ILLENIUM converts ‘From The Ashes’ with Skylar Grey from ID to third album singleIllenium

ILLENIUM converts ‘From The Ashes’ with Skylar Grey from ID to third album single

11 months since its debut, ILLENIUM‘s “From The Ashes” with Skylar Grey is finally here. The long-time ID—included in our most-anticipated releases of 2022 list—has become a staple of the Grammy-nominated producer’s sets since it was first played out during his Fallen Embers tour stop in Orlando on October 2, 2021. The track leans into ILLENIUM’s softer side, with slow, methodical builds accented by Skylar Grey’s angelic vocals. Akin to Fallen Embers inclusions like “Crazy Times” with Said The Sky and Rock Mafia, “From The Ashes” evokes emotion in a unique and uncommon manner. But that is and always has been ILLENIUM’s signature, and it’s made more dynamic by his capacity to produce tracks that exist on the opposite end of the emotive spectrum, like “Shivering” with Spiritbox and “Story Of My Life” with Sueco and Trippie Redd.

The new single is a long time coming, not only for the fans who’ve clamored for its proper release since it debuted nearly a year ago, but also for ILLENIUM and Skylar Grey. “ILLENIUM and I have been wanting to collaborate for years; [I’m] excited we finally made it happen,” Grey says. “The throwback Enya vibes combined with that fake-out drop is the eargasm of the decade for me. And the lyrics completely parallel where I’m at in life right now.” 

“This is one of those songs that I feel so lucky and grateful to be a part of. My main goal with music is to give people peace and some escape—and that’s exactly what ‘From The Ashes’ does for me,” ILLENIUM added.

“From The Ashes” is ILLENIUM’s first release since he teased his upcoming fifth studio album in a tweet. Fans began to speculate a new album might be on the horizon after the announcement of TRILOGY:COLORADO in July, and it didn’t take long for ILLENIUM to confirm their suspicions. He’s since noted that previous 2022 singles, “Shivering” and “All That Really Matters” with Teddy Swims, will be on the new album as well. And if the first three singles are any indication, ILLENIUM’s fifth album may be his best yet.

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