Song review: Fragile by Kygo ft. Labrinth
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The Norwegian music star and our favorite DJ has premiered his new single and we are loving it.
We got to know him from that great remix of Rihanna's Stay, titled as 'Kygo edit'. But after getting everyone's attention with that chill remix of Ed Sheeran's 'I see fire', Kygo never stopped to amaze us. The 24 year-old made the electronic music so close to the mainstream charts with his subtle tropical remixes of songs from Coldplay, Ellie Goulding, Passenger, as well as classics like Marvin Gaye's 'Sexual healing'. In the mean time he got us hooked on his original songs like 'Firestone' and 'Stole the show'. And we simply fell in love with the music he creates.
Last week Kygo has finally revealed the release date of his long awaited debut LP. The title of the album is 'Cloud nine' and the official date when it hits the stores is May 13th.
Along with those great news, Kygo has also premiered the official audio of his latest single 'Fragile' featuring vocals of the Brit singer Labrinth. They have performed the song live on Norwegian television show Senkveld (Late Night With Thomas and Harald), and we have enjoyed it while impatiently waiting for the studio version.
And once we got a hold of it, we have playing it on repeat ever since. It has Kygo's signature tropical house style, though this one has just a pinch of it. It is stripped down love ballad, with some beat drops and heart felt lyrics. It also starts slowly, and subtly rises to that 'now everyone sing along' peak moment on the chorus. Kygo is showing diversity with 'Fragile', making it his 'winter' moment, opposite of his summer-ish vibe remixes. And it is perfectly produced for acoustic renditions as well as being played at one of the world's biggest electronic music events, the 'Ultra Music Festival'. He is definitely the one DJ that will perfectly balance the appeal to the mainstream audience and his electronic music followers.
Take a listen below and let us know what you think.