On Tuesday (March 17), Martin Garrix released “Don’t Look Down,” his collaboration with Usher and first serious bid for a pop crossover since breakout hit “Animals.”
The young Dutch artist takes a page from David Guetta‘s playbook on the new single, ditching the harder-edged trappings of festival house for cheery guitar-backed verses and a softer melodic lead for radio airplay. Usher contributes a signature soaring chorus and full-throated whoa-oh refrains to seal Garrix’s first true pop single.
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Check out the lyric video of “Don’t Look Down” unveiled Tuesday to coincide with the release:
Garrix has made little secret of his creative partnership with Usher, posting pictures of their studio sessions to Instagram in the past month.
“Don’t Look Down” is now available through Spinnin’ Records/RCA Records and can be pre-ordered here.