NICKY ROMERO, GATTÜSO and JARED LEE, “Afterglow”
JARED LEE, “Breathe In, Bleed Out”
With this collaboration, Sweden’s Nicky Romero and NYC-based GATTÜSO bring back sorely missed early 2010’s feels with “Afterglow” (above). The song – which has been a long time coming after being featured at EDC Las Vegas last year – is destined to be a festival favourite thanks to the skilled producers and their combined marquee value. The vocal is by co-writer Jared Lee, about whom I’ve written about several times thanks to his winning performances on Midnight Kids’ “Those Were The Days” and Autograf’s “Ain’t Deep Enough”. And you can put this one right up there with the early 2010’s classics with vocals by the likes of Ryan Tedder and Matthew Koma, among others. Stellar!
Jared also recently released his own single, the striking ballad “Breathe In, Bleed Out” (below). Just think about tough situations in your life that you have been faced with, and in the moment don’t know what to do. “Breathe In” personifies those feelings and when Jared hits his high notes the song becomes cathartic. “Breathe In, Bleed Out” is one of those gems just waiting to be discovered.
Nicky Romero plays the sold-out Ultra Music Festival in Miami this coming weekend.
GATTÜSO plays a few events during Miami Music Week, including the Mixmash Miami Pool Party on Friday, but also jets up to Toronto for a show at Toybox on Friday evening.
Jared Lee has been announced as a contestant representing Massachusetts on NBC’s new show The Great American Song Contest (the USA’s take on EuroVision), which premiered on March 21.