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Dance music producer, DJ, and songwriter, 220 KID, drops the emotive new single "Release", featuring ÁSDÍS.
Breaking out with his debut release, “Don’t Need Love” featuring GRACEY in 2019, 220 KID later went on to earn a BRIT nomination for his instantly-viral hit remix of the “Wellerman” sea shanty.
A prolific collaborator, 220 KID has ruled the airwaves with tracks with his remixes and original songs, most notably “Too Many Nights” with JC Stewart and “Stupid Feelings” with LANY. Now, his new bop “Release” sees the producer, DJ, and songwriter team up with Icelandic singer, ÁSDÍS. It’s a classic slice of disco-infused dance pop with an instantly memorable beat, with ÁSDÍS’ vocals proving the perfect compliment to the boldly maximalist sensibilities of the music, which 220 KID clearly intends to be felt with the listener’s entire body, and its catharsis to be enjoyed without inhibition.
On the song, 220 KID says, “Release is the result of a collaborative process, just how all our best songs come about working with Tom De Mac, Jake, Amira, Joe and ÁSDÍS whose incredible voice tells the song’s story. The song is influenced by the classic piano house style, which has always allowed powerful vocals to tell emotional stories, the production we made was always there to support the lyrics and the feelings that ÁSDÍS’ vocals are providing, keeping it sparse and dark when the story is being set and then building and soaring when the true sadness of the long is at ahead. Using a mix of a digital soundscape supported by analog synths, to really create a rich and full emotive sound.
The song is part of a series created by 220 KID based around the title ‘Cupid Falls’ telling stories of lost love, almost perfect, and how the happy endings usually at the end of cupid’s arrow don’t always happen. Part of a collection of heartbreak songs and visuals “release” sets the scene and is there to draw in the listener to a journey of heartbreak and sadness which we all can relate to”.