Kaskade Has Released (Another) New "Love Song"
Kaskade’s most recent release, the piano ballad that features the vocals of Haley, “Let It Out,” offered a more sensual snapshot of Kaskade’s musical abilities. When the bass is turned down, the raw quality of the song seems amplified, where Haley’s vocals rest at the forefront of the song, rife with nostalgia in a moment of reverie.
The soft style of “Let It Out,” released four days ago on January 7th, displayed a gentler side of Kaskade that we’ve seen glimpses of in tracks like “4 AM” or “Raining,” albeit a side even more toned down than that witnessed in the aforementioned songs. Kaskade indeed knows how to “Turn It Down,” as evidenced by “Let It Out,” and now again by “Love Song,” a Late Night Alumni joint initiative that dropped yesterday, February 10th.
An American house group known for the combination of dance music, strings, and “trance like” vocals, Late Night Alumni—composed of Becky Jean Williams, John Hancock, and Finn Bjarnson—emerge as a “blast” from Kaskade’s “past,” the DJ having been the fourth member of the group. Kaskade ultimately departed from the group in order to accommodate the bustle of his then budding career as a DJ/producer, yet Late Night Alumni continued to be fueled by the efforts of Williams, Hancock, and Bjarnson. In a nod to their history, and forging of the future, the four have reunited for “Love Song,” on which Kaskade appears as a feature.
Bearing the vocals of Williams—flawless and fluid—Love Song harmonizes background vocals as a guitar is strummed, a piano rhythm built. The vibe—contemplative and honest—is characteristic of Kaskade’s slower musical pieces, making Love Song a seamless addition to the dance music genre. Much may have changed since the group’s collective existence as “Late Night Alumni,” yet clearly, the ability to collaborate successfully has not been one of those factors affected by variance.