Nov 09, 2020
[Exclusive Mix & Interview] Alesso Celebrates "THE END"
Currently in quarantine in Taipei ahead of his headlining appearance at Road to Ultra Taiwan this weekend, we were delighted to catch up with Alesso to celebrate his brand new release “THE END.” Out now, the catchy crossover anthem was an exciting collaboration with rising pop star Charlotte Lawrence, and smart follow up to April’s release of “Midnight.” To celebrate, Alesso crafted a huge Exclusive Mix full of fresh house records from the likes of MK, Junior Sanchez, Eric Prydz and a first listen at the brand new Chris Lake & Armand van Helden collaboration!
Alesso, thanks for taking the time to join us for a special Exclusive Mix! Can you tell us a little about what you’ve been up to in these last few months?
Happy to share this with you! I’ve been working on a lot of new music for the past few months. Really excited to share it soon!
Your newest single “The End” with Charlotte Lawrence is such a lovely, vibey record that we can’t keep off repeat. How did the two of you first get acquainted? How did the record come together?
The record was shared with me by a good friend and amazing writer Andrew Watt. I’ve been a big fan of Charlotte’s for a long time so I was excited to work together on this one.
You’re currently quarantining in Taiwan ahead of a massive Ultra show — how does this experience differ from your normal touring schedule pre-COVID?
Normally I’m flying in and out, only spending a few hours in each city, so it’s definitely a different experience to be set up days before the show!
We can’t reflect properly on 2020 without mentioning “Midnight” with Liam Payne — such an incredible record! What were your favorite moments working together with Liam?
It was challenging for us to work together on this song and promotional campaign from so many miles apart, but I definitely enjoyed working with Liam and getting close with him during such a time of isolation.
What’s your experience been like working with a new team and new vision in a year like 2020? Has it forced you to reprioritize certain aspects of your life and career? What is the most important focal point for you moving forward?
Moe and everyone at The Shalizi Group have been such a great team to work with. It’s felt like family from the start and I’m excited to keep growing with them.
What are some moments that you feel have defined your trajectory as an artist throughout your career?
I think my first album was an amazing experience for me. All of the support from my fans that continues to come in really makes the hard work pay off.
Finally, what can we expect from you in the near future? Anything cool you’re working on that you can share with us?
Lots of new music! Hopefully touring soon all over the world when it’s safe!
You can download/stream Alesso & Charlotte Lawrence - “THE END” on your platform of choice: https://alesso.lnk.to/THEEND
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