You can’t see the forest from the trees, and you can’t see your mounting success from within the storm of struggle. Anyone who’s worked through darkness to come into the light knows hard work and belief in oneself can work wonders, and if you ever need reminding, just listen to Don Diablo‘s track “Survive,” featuring the soulful Emeli Sandé and trap-rapper Gucci Mane.
“Survive” is a stand-out tune in all three players’ catalogs. A cool, cloudy beat moves like shadows over the dance floor, as Sandé builds tension and Gucci Mane counts his triumphs.
“It’s just one of those records that needed to be absolutely perfect, from start to finish,” Diablo says in an emailed statement. “I wanted to it to stand out and combine three worlds into one; a Dutch music producer, an incredible British singer songwriter, and one of the biggest U.S. rappers of today. I am more than proud of the final outcome, and hope the music and the message of the song will motivate people to dream big and see beyond the clouds of their personal challenges.”
“I’m so happy to be collaborating with the very talented Don Diablo,” Sandé says in an emailed statement. “I love his unique creativity and his deep passion for music. It was a real pleasure to write and lay down the vocal on this powerful track. I really hope this song will empower people to find pride and confidence in their own story of survival.”
The song is out now on Diablo’s label Hexagon Music. Find your inner strength to conquer the finish line with “Survive” below.