As combined global streams of his breakout hit “Arcade” soar past 10 billion, Duncan Laurence returns with a new single, “Electric Life.”
One of his most personal songs to date, “Electric Life” is the first track to be released from Laurence’s sessions with his fiancé, songwriter Jordan Garfield, and producer Paul Phamous (Frank Ocean, Nick Jonas).
Duncan Laurence says, “In ‘Electric Life’ I sing about a warm, loving and grateful feeling towards loved ones who have passed away. It is a positive song about the transformation of deep sorrow into a feeling of hope. Delving into your memories like that probably comes closest to a brief visit to heaven and being there with all the ones you have lost.”
While the song’s subject matter is weighty, Laurence was determined to cloak it in dynamic, colorful production inspired by ’70s icons like Elton John and Queen. “It starts with piano, which is a reference to ‘Arcade,’ and then it explodes into this up-tempo pre-chorus,” he explains. “You can sing about sad things, but there has to be a little bit of sunshine poking through those big gray clouds.”
Laurence invited a small audience to come to the Fabrique Des Lumières in Amsterdam, where he performed “Electric Life” live for the very first time.
Out now via Capitol Records, “Electric Life” is available for streaming / download HERE.