AMSTERDAM, March 1, 2019 – Best friends 3LAU (Justin Blau) and Justin Caruso share not only a name, but also a love for uplifting electronic music. They have traveled the world together playing stages and festivals across the globe and more recently, the duo found themselves in a studio in L.A. where they produced their first collab, ‘Better With You’. The song’s message, delivered by Norwegian singer-songwriter Iselin (best known for lending her vocals to Alan Walker’s ‘Faded’), is universal, describing the important relationships we have with friends, family, collaborators and more.
A gorgeous blend of addictive pop and rousing dance music with Iselin’s spot-on vocals wedged in between, ‘Better With You’ shows all the hallmarks of a global smash song. Starting off with gentle piano and guitar before erupting into summer-tinged magic, this song demonstrates massive airwave potential while simultaneously staking its claim as a crowd favorite in the festival circuit.
3LAU: “Justin Caruso and I met years ago, and when we sat down to write ‘Better With You’ together, we wanted to capture the essence of dance music culture with the song. Dance music is all about sharing experiences with the people you love, the same way DJs all support each other’s music, and best friends get to escape frustrations of daily life at live shows. We really hope you like this one, and shout out to Iselin who wrote an incredibly beautiful vocal.”
Justin Caruso: “’Better With You’ is one of my favorite songs I’ve worked on yet. 3LAU and I have been like brothers for the last three years, so to finally release a song together is really special! This song can be viewed from so many perspectives, from a couple or family to a relationship with a pet. I think that makes this song really unique.”
Having just announced his return to Ultra Music Festival Miami, Justin Blau (3LAU) is regarded as one of electronic music’s most talented individuals for a reason. Throughout his blossoming career, he has released a string of head-turning records, including ‘How You Love Me’, ‘Is It Love’, ‘Fire’, ‘Ultraviolet’ lead single ‘Touch’ (#1 iTunes Electronic chart) and multi-million-stream remixes for pop icons such as Rihanna, Katy Perry, Shawn Mendes and Ariana Grande. Outside of the studio, 3LAU has also built his reputation as a must-see live performer, appearing at major festivals such as Electric Zoo, EDC Vegas, Lollapalooza and Life Is Beautiful while touring extensively on an international scale.
Justin Caruso has been pursuing his dream of being a producer since he was 14. He spent his first few years of college balancing a full course load at the University of Southern California, touring the country with 3LAU, and releasing original content, gathering millions of streams. Soon after dropping out of school to pursue his passion, he was playing top festivals across the U.S., opening for NGHTMRE and The Chainsmokers, and touring with Tiësto. Since then, Justin has continued to tour the country and work with new artists in diverse genres.