Seven Lions Teams With Jason Ross and MUTEMATH Singer Paul Meany for Dual-Natured 'Higher Love:' Exclusive

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Maggie Patinelli

Seven Lions

First it's sour, then it's sweet. We're not talking about Sourpatch Kids, we're talking about Seven Lions' new collab with Anjunabeats fellow Jason Ross and MUTEMATH singer Paul Meany.

“Higher Love” comes on aggressive, almost to the point of hardstyle. But just when you're about to pull your hair out, it draws back. Suddenly, you're surrounded by calm piano and beautiful melodies.

“This collab with Jason was probably one of the quickest and smoothest I've ever worked on,” Seven Lions says in a press release. “It started out with a really simple piano melody that you hear in the middle and then we just started building on it over a few weeks. (It was done) all through email, but we would be working on it at the same time and constantly sending updates. I think it was a really fun collab, really excited about how it turned out.”

The lull doesn't last long. The energy grows ever stronger until you're thrusting your hands to the sky -- the kind of song that pairs well with festival fireworks.

"It was amazing to see how quickly the rest of track took shape," Ross says in a press release. "Working with (Seven Lions) was a breeze and felt completely natural. We really trusted each-other's creative sense and just built on idea after idea. We knew at the start that we wanted a powerful track that displayed both of our styles, and we think we did just that.”

“Higher Love” is out on Anjunabeats Friday, Jan. 13, but you can listen to it below exclusively on Billboard Dance.

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