You had us at "Featuring Jamie Lidell." If you are not familiar with this Lidell's original material it's going to really blow your head off. One man and his laptop dropping supple electronic soul.
A-Trak keeps it nice and classy with electronic soul and a pop sensibility on "We All Fall Down." If you close your eyes and really listen you might swear it was Cee Lo on the vocal in spots.
There is no doubt there are some nods to the Calvin Harris playbook on this track and that's a good thing. Nice piano progressions and chord builds, a catchy vocal and a hands in the air hook guarantee this is a hit (that and the millions of Spotify spins).
It's nice to see producers like A-Trak constantly reinventing themselves and putting new music out there that always keeps you guessing. No doubt, this tune is going to take him to the mainstream radio waves in one straight shot.
A-Trak is everywhere these days. After selling out his second annual Gold Gone Wild tour, the #RealDJing champion brought Fool’s Gold’s hugely successful Day Off festival franchise across America, merging hip hop heavyweights with electronic music’s elite and capturing the sound of a generation in a way that only he can. As a Grammy-nominated producer, his discography is just as varied: in the past few months alone, he’s taken hip-hop futurism mainstream with “Out The Speakers” (featured in Mountain Dew’s Superbowl commercial and viral ad campaign) while reinventing EDM riffs with cheeky guitar-led single “Ibanez” and churning out ubiquitous remixes for Alesso and the Chainsmokers. But last winter’s solo outing “Push” marked the beginnings of a new signature sound for Trizzy, elevating all that dance world expertise with high-def emotions and mature songwriting.
With his new single “We All Fall Down,” out October 2nd on Fool's Gold and streaming now, A-Trak follows the muse of “Push” even further into pure pop heaven. Featuring vocals from UK soulman Jamie Lidell, “We All Fall Down” transcends dance music's genres and trends. It’s a welcome blend of throwback attitude (’80s electro soul, ‘90s Chicago house, two-stepping Y2K chart toppers), thoroughly modern production, and earworm melodies that feel timeless from the very first listen.