Brazilian artist Alok has been in fine form in recent months, clocking in with over 2.7 billion streams on Spotify alone, and has the most monthly listeners of any Brazilian artist on the platform – currently 17.7 million per month. Now he welcomes German hitmakers VIZE to his CONTROVERSIA label with the uber-catchy collab ‘Love Again’, featuring the vocals of pop songwriter and artist Alida.
Both acts are experienced in shaping global triumphs, with Alok boasting hits such as his latest single with Ilkay Sencan feat. Tove Lo ‘Don’t Say Goodbye’. This hit #1 on Shazam in Poland and currently places in the top charts in many European stations, including #1 most played track on France’s Fun Radio, while VIZE are known for standout releases like ‘Paradise’ and ‘Never Let Me Down’ featuring Tom Gregory. Alida has also worked on numerous smash projects such as Robin Schulz team-up ‘In Your Eyes’, which stands at 210 million streams on Spotify, and more recently worked with R3HAB on ‘One More Dance’.
‘Love Again’ leads with a playful melody from the start. Alida’s vocals swiftly take centre stage and set the sultry tone early on. A kickdrum and drums are slowly introduced, cleverly building anticipation towards the drop. A slapping bassline and expertly pitched vocal stabs combine to great effect, ensuring ‘Love Again’ displays a groove that is a finely tuned balance between radio hit and dancefloor anthem. As a result, ‘Love Again’ showcases an abundance of flair, just as you’d expect from a fusion of two artists with such pedigree in crafting crossover successes.
Alok’s CONTROVERSIA continues to go from strength to strength, and ‘Love Again’ is another fine example of a label making all the right moves to maintain its impressive forward momentum. Since its inception in June 2019, CONTROVERSIA has accumulated over 240 million Spotify streams and 175 million YouTube views thanks to its remarkable family of artists, including Hugel, KSHMR, MKLA, Vintage Culture and Bhaskar. All of whom have helped CONTROVERSIA quickly established itself as one of the most successful independent labels in dance music today.
Alok & VIZE ‘Love Again’ (feat. Alida) is available 5th February via CONTROVERSIA.
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