Elephante and SABAI blend their ever-evolving sonic styles and desire to “Love Again” on brand new single, available now. A glossy guitar wraps around Elephante’s evocative vocals before a wistful hook takes hold and erupts into lush swells, showcasing seamless genre dexterity.
Listen to “Love Again” HERE.
“Love Again” is a song about recovering from a broken heart and all the trauma that comes with it. It’s about climbing out of that darkness, and putting yourself out there despite the fear of getting hurt again.”
They say, “don’t meet your idols.” But it’s not always true, especially for fan-turned-collaborator, SABAI, when he met Elephante. And with an artist like Elephante, who is extremely passionate about supporting and elevating emerging artists especially in the AAPI community, it’s an opportunity for a uniquely creative synergy. The new single “Love Again” is a collaboration embodying years of working tirelessly and putting yourself out there to chase your dreams.
The origin dates back to Elephante’s 2016 release of “Catching On,” and SABAI’s instant connection to the single and admiration of his career. In the years to come, both Elephante and SABAI continued on their individual paths, honing their crafts, releasing music, and touring. Fast-forward to EDC Las Vegas 2021 when Elephante played SABAI’s single “Million Days” during his main stage set, and about a month later, Elephante invited SABAI on the Heavy Glow Tour.
“After the surreal experience hearing my song played on one of the biggest stages by an artist that I’m a true fan of inspired me to get back to my room and start working on a demo, which I labeled “Elephante x Sabai”. In the weeks leading up to the tour we were talking about ideas for new tracks, so I sent him that demo which evolved into “Love Again”. Honestly, this is a dream come true collaboration for me and I had so much fun working on this with Tim. Our taste in music is very similar and he’s so talented. I feel grateful for this opportunity.” — SABAI
On the heels of Elephante’s 88Rising debut [NIKI, Rich Brian, Joji] with his hotly-anticipated sophomore album, Heavy Glow, he continues his personal, sonic, and performance evolution. Elephante is currently on his 20-market ‘Heavy Glow Tour’, which weaves his love for DJing live and playing guitar with stunning, dynamic visuals and effects. This high-energy hybrid performance has a few final stops in Denver, San Francisco, Portland, and his largest show at The Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles on June 3rd. SABAI, as well as yetep, Hoang, nøll, are on tour as support.
For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.elephantemusic.com
HEAVY GLOW REMAINING TOUR DATES:
May 6 — Washington, D.C. — SoundCheck
May 13 — Kansas City, MO — Mosaic Lounge
May 14 — Denver, CO — Temple
May 21 — Honolulu, HI — The Republik
June 3 — Los Angeles, CA — Palladium
June 4 — San Francisco, CA — Regency Ballroom
June 11 — Portland, OR — 45 East
*Please check local venues for age restrictions and tour support
CONNECT WITH ELEPHANTE:
A wildly innovative producer, artist, and songwriter fusing melodic electronic dance music with pop, blues, rock, and other genres, Elephante (American musical artist Tim Wu) is living what many people might call “The American Dream”. As the son of Taiwanese immigrants, his Asian-American upbringing in Michigan was unique and sometimes isolating. He graduated from Harvard University and entered corporate America at a top global consultant firm….and HATED it, so he addressed his unhappiness — “the elephant in the room” — and pursued his passion in music. To date, he’s garnered hundreds of millions of streams across his two indie EPs: I Am The Elephante (2016), a nine-track exploration of progressive house, synthpop and trap; and Glass Mansion (2018), which shot to #1 on iTunes’ U.S. Dance chart. His upcoming project, Heavy Glow, represents his first full-length studio album, a largely solo effort further pushing the boundaries of dance music, featuring the debut single, “High Water.” Elephante has headlined two sold-out national tours, played nightlife residencies including those at Hard Rock and Wynn Las Vegas, and appeared at major music festivals such as Lollapalooza, EDC Las Vegas, and Electric Zoo.
Originally from Thailand, SABAI is a Vancouver based producer who specializes in blending an eclectic mix of future bass & house alongside R&B and pop influences. His debut EP “Where It All Began” was released in 2020 with Monstercat and has amassed over 25 million streams to date.
SABAI quite literally means “comfortable” in Thai – not only paying homage to his roots, but reflecting how he wants the community around him to feel. This feeling can be heard in his music and live sets, which recently landed him a spot on Elephante’s Heavy Glow tour. Alongside the shows, the two will be releasing their collaboration “Love Again” this May.
A classically trained pianist & guitarist, SABAI is ready to release more music this year than ever before. With more music and shows on the way, the talented young artist is ready to reach new heights with his sound.