Martin Garrix’s commitment to shining the spotlight on the world’s most exciting new electronic talent continues with the signing of Los Angeles artist LIONE’s gorgeous new single Leave This Place.
Fusing a myriad of sounds from synth-pop to indie and electro, his eclectic sound blends powerful pop sensibility with cutting-edge electronic trickery to great effect.
After playing a guest mix on Garrix’s Beats 1 show, it’s now time for LIONE to step into the STMPD family in a more official way.
Leave This Place is drenched in lush, futuristic textures. Its widescreen sound is packed full of bright and breezy melody, with pulsing chords underpinning stunning lead lines in the intro.
Sweet vocals glide into play as the song’s groove develops, with a chilled two-step beat alternating with a 4/4 rhythm while gorgeous vocal harmonies fill the edges of the stereo field. Huge synth arpeggios permeate the drop, and while it’s got the makings of a big radio hit, its full and colorful sound really comes to life on a big soundsystem. Basically, it’s got everything Garrix looks for in a killer track and after being teased in his recent ADE performance live stream and on Snapchat, it sounds like his fans are very excited about this one.