The Canadian dubstep duo soars on their new melodic track and prepares for “Superheroes” tour for this fall.
They might act like superheroes on stage but Adventure Club’s Christian Srigley and Leighton Callou are very much real people. The Montreal-based duo has built a steady following with their signature dubstep-plus-melody sound and their newest single, “Gold,” embodies the Adventure Club formula. “Gold” features a compelling topline accompanied by an impassive instrumental, both of which complement each other to create an emotional tour de EDM.
This isn’t musical drama for its own sake, but rather the next development of a scene where bass music does more than inspire fists in the air and a good time. Featuring Malaysian singer/songwriter Yuna on vocals, “Gold” was written almost as an inspirational ode for their fans, following the group’s success with their Krewella collaboration, “Rise and Fall.” Check out the exclusive premiere of “Gold” here:
“The song is really about keeping your head held high under any circumstance,” Srigley tells Billboard CODE. “While writing we tried to create music that was a perfect juxtaposition to the lyrical content: Something that was quite melancholic and ‘trancelike’ at first while Yuna sets up the storyline.”
“Gold” is Adventure Club’s second time working with Yuna. They remixed her song “Lullabies” earlier this year, though the two artists have yet to meet in person. By contrast, their collaborations with Krewella are much more in-the-flesh. “Rise and Fall” was written by both groups sitting in the same room together (not such a difficult thing to arrange given that Callou and Krewella’s Yasmine Yousaf are dating). Another song from the same session is expected to release next year. But before then, Adventure Club will hit the road on a 30+ date, full-production North American tour titled “Superheroes Anonymous” kicking off in November.
“We're incredibly excited to get this tour underway,” says Callou. “The whole concept revolves around the hero theme. The working title for the upcoming album is 'Calling All Heroes Pt. 1.’ The album will be split into two EP segments, with four to five tracks on each.”
The group promises a range of influences on the EPs: Cyril Hahn, Flux Pavilion, Koreless, Active Child, W&W, Gesaffelstein and according to Srigley, “maybe even some Drake.”
When asked what superpowers they might possess themselves, Callou refrains from bragging too much about their Canadian virtues. “Both of us can eat unlimited amounts of bacon,” he says. “As long as we have some maple syrup whiskey to wash it down with.”
Adventure Club’s new single, “Gold” featuring Yuna is available on September 17 through BMG. Tickets for Superheroes Anonymous are on sale now. They perform at Electric Zoo on Randall’s Island this Sunday, September 1 and at the official after-party at Best Buy Theater that night.