You know that DGAF, roll-down-the-windows-even-though-it’s-freezing feeling you get while listening to carefree tracks like Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream?” Well, “Find You,” Zedd’s collaboration with vocalists Matthew Koma and Miriam Bryant, is giving us that but, like, times a million — a billion, even! #ScientificAccuracy
OK, so the tune technically came out at the end of January, but can you blame us for still pumping it on our playlist? (We’re grown playlist curators — we can do what-ev-er we want.)
Anyway, the track comes to us from the Divergent: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (out Mar. 11). Like “Titanium” or the MTV Artist To Watch alum’s own “Stay The Night,” it strikes the perfect balance between straight-up EDM banger and emotionally accessible ballad.
Obviously, Zedd’s tight production plays a large part in that delicate fusion, but credit should definitely be given to Matthew and Miriam’s truly uplifting vocals. In case you’re not familiar with the two singers, let’s take a sec to fix that.
Along with a SXSW performance in the pipeline, Matthew’s totally slaying the featured artist game right now, guesting on Hardwell’s “Dare You” plus numerous other big-name DJ collabs — Afrojack, Tiesto, Benny Benassi — on the horizon.
Miriam, meanwhile, you might recognize from her powerfully raw 2013 EP, Push Play. Missed the boat on that one? S’cool, she’s laying down her debut album with Zedd right now. Set all Google alerts to “OBSESSED,” and you’ll be fine.
While the trio’s jam won’t get the full visual treatment until Mar. 7, they’ve at least blessed us with a sharp, sci-fi lyric video courtesy of director Peej Phillips. Need more? Try watching Zedd, Matthew, and Miriam’s relatively stripped-down performance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” from earlier this month.
Now, get in that convertible/junky station wagon, roll down the windows/walk with your own damn feet, and fully give yourself into the life-giving, polar vortex-blocking properties of “Find You.”
Photo credit: Interscope, Cherrytree