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Steve Aoki Teams Up With EXO's Lay Zhang & will.i.am on 'Love You More': Premiere

Steve Aoki, Lay Zhang and will.i.am
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Steve Aoki, Lay Zhang and will.i.am

With anxiety spreading over the coronavirus’ impact on the world, the thing that we all need more of is love, and on Thursday (March 19), three icons teamed up to bring that on Steve Aoki’s new “Love You More” with Lay Zhang and will.i.am.

An exuberant, dynamic track that exudes pure passion, “Love You More” is dominated by Zhang’s effusive vocals, with the star -- known for both his solo work and as a member of K-pop group EXO -- crooning over bright synths, dramatic bass and slinking beats as will.i.am joins in with his dynamic rap and captivating ad-libs.

“Collaborating with Lay and Will was definitely one for the books,” says Aoki. “I’ve wanted to work with both artists for a while, so having them on one track together brought so much value to the creative process. Lay with his unmistakable vocals and Will with his hard ad-libs took this song to the next level and merged all of our worlds in the process.” 

"Love You More" will be released globally at midnight ET. The song precedes the upcoming April 3 release of Aoki’s Neon Future IV album.

“Steve has great energy and Will has a dope style,” said Zhang. “I feel honored to work with and exchange culture between these two. I hope more of these cross-culture collaborations can happen!”

“Working with Aoki is always magical, and Lay is an amazing artist,” said will.i.am. “This collaboration is cultural exchange at its finest, when East meets West.” 

Check out the exclusive premiere of Steve Aoki, Lay Zhang, and will.i.am’s “Love You More” below.