deadmau5 worked with Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo during a secret recording session at the most recent Art Basel in Miami. The track is set to appear on deadmau5’s forthcoming album, which hasn’t been officially announced.
The track boasts a steady funk bounce that anchors an array of bright synths; it threads the needle between disco, R&B and festival-ready electro-pop. It’s also exactly the kind of instrumental perfectly suited for Pharell, who drapes the song in his silky croon, singing, “You’re making faces, probably so mad/We’re in the ocean, waves are rolling in your eyes/Pulses high, the heart beats/We’re being called to the other side.”
Pharrell has dipped his toes into electronic music plenty of times in the past, working with acts such as Calvin Harris, Daft Punk and more, now the next time will be with the mau5.