After splitting from Spinnin’ Records last year, 20 year old DJ/Producer Martin Garrix has moved in a direction which many may not have expected. In an effort to distance himself from the blaring big-room sound which defined the early part of his career, the young Dutch man has produced a number of tracks in the past 18 months which have seen him explore a breadth of genres in anticipation for his upcoming artist album which is expected to drop towards the tail-end of 2016.
While his Ultra set from back in March contained a massive ammount of brand new, never heard before tunes, as the year is rolling on we’re slowly starting to see a number of these productions released and as the youngster closed down the Tomorrowland main stage on Sunday night, he announced that his latest track, “In The Name Of Love” would be released on Friday.
Collaborating with vocalist Bebe Rexha on this release, “In The Name Of Love” sees Garrix moving away from the festival sound he’s known for and stretches more toward trap and future bass. The soft piano ballad is nicely accompanied by Rexha’s phenomenal vocals before soon bursting into an array of swooning, gliding synths and warped vocal cuts. The guitar line which is layered into the second verse keeps the track fresh before shifting into the massive second drop which is similar to the first. Overall this is a quality release from Garrix and it’s great to see him taking his music into different directions as opposed to sticking to what’s popular.
We can definitely see this becoming a huge hit with the potential for chart crossover success also extremely evident. Don’t be surprised if you hear this one on the radio quite frequently in the next couple of months and we’ve no doubt it’ll have a big presence at festivals in the next while also.
In The Name Of Love is now available for purchase here.