Dutch DJ HEDEGAARD is back with a followup to his well loved single "SA-MY-D” with another heavy hit, “STRESSIN”, an anthemic dance number that you probably have a decent idea what the subject matter entails given the name. Dude has been going progressively heavier with these newer single since he dropped his Oblivion EP that was super high end club friendly. It’s clear that his aim is to claim as many dance floors as he can muster and tbh he’s doing a damn good job of that.
welp, found the soundtrack to this Monday and maybe the rest of my LIFE at this rate.
Danish producer HEDEGAARD has taken a sharp turn from the sugary sweet vibe of his late 2018 single, “Back To You” with the moody Matt Hawk collab, “Sa-My-D”. The punchy deep bass track is a return to more sweaty club jams that one might find themselves grinding to in underground basement clubs than his more pop-forward EDM as seen on other tracks from last year like, “Ready To Love You”, “Need You Right Now”, or “Salvation”. Along with it come much edgier lyrics that are a middle finger to all the “fake filter” nonsense of today’s society, encouraging us all to put our foot down to bullshit that doesn’t serve us. Speaking on the track, HEDEGAARD shared, "This is a completely new journey a change of style back to the club -and a different sound universe that has opened up for renewed passion and inspiration in the music."
Along with the song comes the unforgettable music video. I won’t spoil it for you, but def keep your eyes on it the whole time. 👀👀👀
Normally I hate shuffle but today it completely derailed my morning. I thought I had a Song Of The Day all picked out and then from the depths of my Release Radar the blessed algorithm delivered Copenhagen producer HEDEGAARD back to me. I tumbled into him late last year courtesy of my well trained Discover Weekly playlist but got distracted being on tour to really spend some time getting to know him and my gateway song, “Ready To Love You”.
Upon the first 15 seconds of his latest single, “Back To You”, I was completely enthralled by the combination of the tight production and the vocal stylings of New York’s very own Stolar (who I will admit I was clueless about until this song but plan to get better acquainted with later). But wait! There’s more! The Dutch DJ also enlists newcomer Ylva to contribute a verse and duet with Stolar. Fun fact: the now 18 year old singer had her breakout debut on the Norwegian talent show The Stream two years ago where she ended up in second place on the popular television show.
In my frantic excitement today I’ve poured over HEDEGAARD’s biggest hits and was consistently impressed at how carefully crafted each song is. It’s definitely worth your time to check out tracks like, “Need You Right Now”, “Salvation”, and “Go Back”.