As the weather starts to warm up in time for summer, Martin Garrix has given fans a fresh new track featuring two of the most familiar voices in pop. His newest single, “Summer Days” pairs up your mom’s favorite rapper Macklemore with Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy.
While pairing up a rockstar with a rapper isn’t exactly a brand new idea either (Benny Blanco paired up Juice WRLD with Brendon Urie of Panic! at the Disco for “Roses” last December,) Garrix is able to move outside of the box to give a bold new take on the intersection of EDM and pop, making it all at once a club-ready track and one that’ll make a run at the Billboard charts with its all-star musical cast.
“Summer Days” is far more alternative and pop-leaning than Garrix’s typical festival-sized EDM hits, channeling a sonic identity similar to The Chemical Brothers and Daft Punk, thrown in with a funky old-school bass line for a song that’s at once new but feels totally familiar.