Illenium & Kill The Noise Share Hauntingly Beautiful Record 'Don't Give Up On Me' Featuring Mako

Illenium, 2017
Justine Henderson 


Illenium, Kill The Noise and Mako make quite the trifecta. The three acts have teamed up to deliver the highly anticipated "Don't Give Up On Me," an upbeat record that Illenium has been teasing since last summer.

The Colorado producer says he was happy to work with someone he's looked up to. "I've looked up to Kill the Noise for a while now, so it was awesome to get a chance to work on a song with him,” Illenium shares with Billboard. “I got the vocal from Mako and instantly fell in love with it. I really love being able to work on some of the heavier stuff now and then so this was a really fun track to be a part of. Couldn't be happier with the final result."

Kill The Noise adds, "We had a lot of fun working on this song. It was a challenge to figure out how to blend our sounds together into something that didn’t feel forced but we all ended up kinda surprising ourselves with how well it worked. The main thing for me that set it off was the vocal obviously. I just kept thinking the rest of the tune has to be as sick as this vocal. It was nice having the opportunity to play the demos out on the road as we worked on it to dial it in. Straight away we realized we were onto something by the feedback we were getting from people shows, peers, etc."

The collaboration boasts Illenium's emotional melodies, Kill The Noise's gargling bass synths and Mako's orchestral work. Alex Seaver of Mako also delivers whispery vocals that create a chilling experience for the listener. "Don't Give Up On Me" is hauntingly beautiful, wildly intense and a must-hear collaboration.

Listen to it below: