The Dutch producer teamed with Macklemore and Fall Out Boy singer Patrick Stump on this new single, which takes a big swing at radio — but we can’t stop humming the legendary French duo’s “Voyager” as we listen to its plucky bass guitar. It even gets a little spacey with the synths in a very Discovery sort of way. The compositional edge brings heft to the otherwise romantic, fun-seeking single.
“‘Summer Days’ is one of those tracks that makes you want to get in the car with your friends and blast it with the windows down,” Garrix says. “I’m honored to be working with Patrick and Macklemore on this track, since I think they are both great artists. They are both very different in terms of style which gave the track new dimensions. I’m super happy with the end result.”
The vocal collaborations are big, showcasing the diversity of Garrix and his cohorts’ tastes. Stump belts out the high-end chorus while Macklemore puts on a little easygoing bounce.
“I’ve always loved collaborating with artists from different genres,” Macklemore says. “Martin and I have talked about doing something for a while now, and just needed the right record. When he sent me this, I knew it was the one. Patrick was added to the hook and just made it that much better. I’m hella pumped about the way it turned out and excited for the world to hear it.”
“I’m just happy to get to be a part of a fun song like this where someone lets me sing falsetto,” Stump adds. “Martin’s a hell of a producer and really knows his stuff. I was also pretty amped to hear Macklemore was involved as well. All in all, a fun project to work on.”
With a lineup like this, you know a fun music video must be on the way, but you don’t have to wait to catch the groove. “Summer Days” is out now on Garrix’ label STMPD RCRDS. Listen to it below.