Off the back of last year’s killer collaboration with Afrojack (‘LOST’), VASSY has lined up another stellar single that will turn heads. Now teaming up with Canadian Grammy nominees Sultan + Shepard, the Australian singer-songwriter has given rise to ‘Somebody New’, a pristine offering that seems destined for an A-list spot at the world’s biggest broadcasting stations.
Working its magic on a whole other level of sophistication, ‘Somebody New’ sees the Australian star go down the floor-filling road again. Featuring the rhythmically impeccable production of Canadian heroes Sultan + Shepard and a mash of sounds that makes it perfect for the dancefloor as well as the airwaves, this song will get fans excited as if they’ve just found themselves a brand-new lover.
VASSY: “I’m so excited about this new release with Armada Music and Sultan + Shepard; ‘Somebody New’ has a different vibe to all of my other songs. I always have fun in the studio with these two talented guys and, having had success alongside David Guetta with our multi-platinum record ‘Bad’, I wanted to create a unique sound and something intimate for the fans, revealing a more vulnerable side.”
Sultan + Shepard: “We’ve had a natural connection in the studio with VASSY since day one when we co-wrote ‘Bad’ together. Her voice contains so much power and soul, and combined with her ear for catchy melodies, there’s always that possibility for magic. With ‘Somebody New’, we loved the idea of making an emotional song that still had a real clubby, throwback vibe to it. A lot of the great dance music of the ’90s was emotional and soulful but still sounded great in a club, and that sound sort of became the blueprint for this record, but updated for 2018.”
Having earned her stripes through some of the most prized collaborations in dance music history, VASSY’s vocals and songwriting craftsmanship seem to be instant hit material. As she hit #1 in Billboard’s Dance Club Charts and on U.S. Dance Radio with ‘Nothing To Lose’ in 2016, her single ‘Secrets’ (with Tiësto & KSHMR) had already sold six times platinum, won her an IDMA for ‘Best Electro House Record’ in 2016 and topped off the charts (#1) in 24 countries. ‘Bad’, her anthem with David Guetta & Showtek (co-written by Sultan + Shepard as well), racked up more than a billion streams and two million downloads, becoming a global hit in over twenty countries, selling seven times double platinum – and officially RIAA certified gold – and winning her an IDMA for ‘Best Electronic Vocalist’ in 2015.
Grammy nominees and Beatport darlings Sultan + Shepard have collaborated with a range of top-tier artists from Tiësto and Ed Sheeran to name a few. Remixers to A-listers such as Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars and Coldplay, they are the pride of Canada and among the biggest names in the industry, bridging the gap between dance music and pop. Since their previous single, ‘Almost Home’ with Nadia Ali, earned them a JUNO award nomination and over 15 million streams on Spotify to date, chances are their new collaboration with VASSY is destined for greatness as well.