At first glance, future house’s Don Diablo might seem like an unlikely pairing with electro-pop band Arizona, but “Take Her Place” thrives on a natural fusion of their respective sounds. Diablo premiered the track at Amsterdam Music Festival in front of 40,000 people on Oct. 21 and brought the band’s lead vocalist Zach Hannah to perform it live.
“Been following Arizona from their debut album and have been a huge fan since then,” says Diablo in an press release. “They’re not only amazing musicians but also amazing people which makes this collaboration extra exciting for me… ‘Take Her Place’ is the second single of my upcoming album and it’s the perfect marriage between my trademark production style and the band’s signature sound.”
Arizona adds, “All chances to collaborate for us have been great experiences, and yet ‘Take Her Place’ has been truly special. It’s a fun song, and it’s been fun to make; especially while we’re at the beginning of working on our own second album now. It has made friends out of many good people. From sharing in the writing process with such a genuine guy and natural collaborator like Scott Harris, to having Don Diablo’s production give such an energetic feel to the record, we couldn’t have asked for a cooler outcome.”
The band continues, “This is what getting together and creating is about, in every aspect. It’s so much less about a song sometimes; and more about having fun with friends and bringing dreams to life.”
The song features cornerstone electric beats and indie undertones alongside a narrative of a one-night stand. Listen to “Take Her Place” below: