Dabin is making his highly-anticipated return with an acoustic version of ‘Alive’, the lead single off of his 2019 sophomore album ‘Wild Youth’. Released at the beginning of February 2019, the extremely successful fan-favorite featuring singer/songwriter RUNN was ripe for a makeover. The tune directly follows Dabin’s recently-dropped track ‘Hope It Hurts’, as well as RUNN’s recently released solo efforts. Out now on Seeking Blue Records, the new acoustic ‘Alive’ is available to listen to across all streaming platforms.
A quintessential melodic masterpiece, Dabin’s original production of ‘Alive’ begins with a sultry, textured vocal courtesy of RUNN, who manages to effortlessly instill a sense of emotive sonic profundity in each palpably resonant lyric she gracefully sings throughout the track’s entirety. Soaring buildups and energetic, heart-fluttering bass drops characterize much of Dabin’s initial version, which currently sits at over 5 million Spotify streams, serving as one of his most successful songs on the platform from his 2019 ‘Wild Youth’ album.
Taking things in a much different direction, the latest rendition features subtle piano chords that start off the nearly six-minute acoustic offering, carrying throughout much of its beginning before RUNN’s soft-spoken vocal delicately trickles in. Various instrumentation can be heard, flawlessly fleshing out the tune whilst serving as a prime accompaniment to the smooth singing. In all, the rich intonations in her voice mesh perfectly with the present acoustic element. Dabin has opted for a flowing, melodious re-interpretation of his impeccably groundbreaking hit ‘Alive’, in turn producing a shimmering, fresh new take that truly elevates all the great aspects of what makes its source material so appealing.
Dabin’s considerable amount of experience in the realm of music dates back to childhood, where his well-established background lies in a multitude of genres such as indie folk and blues. This direct engagement at a young age lent him a trained sonic ear that’s lasted well into his DJ/producer career. In 2011, he began to produce dance music, dabbling in electro house, drum and bass, and dubstep, in turn honing his signature sound release-after-release before reaching the unique melodic dubstep sound he’s so well-known for in present-day. So far, pivotal points in his flourishing time as a DJ/producer include his innovative performances on tour, as well as his second full-length studio album ‘Wild Youth’, released to much critical acclaim at the start of 2019.
RUNN is a vocalist that’s prominently been featured on dance music tracks from artists like ILLENIUM and Seven Lions. Her sonorous voice is the perfect addition to the melodic aspect of these heavy dubstep productions, really making them pop and come to life via her emotion-filled singing. After years of features, she’s just recently released her own slew of original singles, ‘Better’ and ‘Handle With Care’, also via Seeking Blue.
Fans of Dabin’s sound are sure to fall in love with the pivot in style taken with the new acoustic version of ‘Alive’, ultimately leaving much anticipation for the forthcoming acoustic ‘Wild Youth’ EP later this summer. Overall, the atmospheric new take is a prime addition to the Seeking Blue imprint.