Martin Garrix On His Dua Lipa Collaboration | Fuse

Martin Garrix On His Dua Lipa Collaboration | Fuse


Working on
“Scared To Be Lonely”
with Dua Lipa has
been super fun. She was one of the artists on
my wish list of collaborators because I love her voice
and her energy’s super cool. So I reached out to
the label and I said I had this rough idea- just chord progression with vocals but it would be amazing
if Dua could sing it. So she cut it,
sent it to me, and I came up with
some feedback. She re-cut some parts
and then I went to the studio and did my thing,
added all the melodies. It’s crazy because the first
time I met her in real life was at the video shoot.
The song was already finished. What I love about
collaborating is, when I’m stuck
on something, I have this habit that
I’ll start something new and I’ll leave this
old, unfinished project. If you’re working
with someone on it, you can send it to
the other person. They’ll listen
to it differently. They’ll come with different
feedback and be like, “Maybe you can do this,
maybe you can add this sound, “maybe you can move this part,
restructure it…” It’s like playing
ping-pong with ideas. The concept forSevensongs
in seven days was basically me having so much
unreleased music. And I just wanted to give
something back for the fans so out of nowhere we
announced 7 songs in 7 days. During that week,
it’s the ADE week. That’s the Amsterdam Dance Event The Amsterdam Dance Event
is this one week where the entire electronic music industry is in Amsterdam, in my hometown. So we were like, “It would
be cool to do something linked to that week.”
We wanted to time it right and it all worked out
super, super well. The idea to link the
music with painters, that process itself has been
so cool. We put up an email and we had so many different painters send their work to the email address.
So it was just the team and I going through all these different painters and being like, “This guy’s super sick; it would be dope if he did something
for this song,” “If she did something for
that song,” and it felt good. I’m super happy with
the paintings and how
it all turned out. I’m having so much
fun in the studio. I launched my own record label. I literally go in the studio doing whatever
I feel like doing. There’s no rules,
no restrictions, and to me that’s the
best feeling ever. I can’t wait to do
writing sessions and invite all these
amazing songwriters over, put them in the studio
with artists that I love and that I want to build, and
just see the magic happen. I’m very excited
for this year. I’ve got so much
new music coming out and we’re doing some
super fun shows. I’m gonna be back for
Coachella after three years and that’s still, to date,
one of my favorite shows. I’m excited for every
single show coming up because I just
love doing shows. When I’m onstage and I see
people smile, it makes me smile. I have an amazing team
working on the show as well, so yeah. It’s fun.

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