Few dance music songs have infiltrated the popular mainstream like Eiffel 65’s iconic “Blue.” SONDR’s new single “So Blue” places a contemporary spin on this timeless classic, fusing the instantly recognizable melody and chorus of the original into a dark, modern thumper. But even when referencing one of the biggest dance records of all time, SONDR does not need to rely on nostalgia for “So Blue’s” effect. Instead, the duo effectively combines the charm of the original with their expertly-produced contemporary sound, creating something undoubtedly SONDR.
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“For anyone who grew up in the 90s, Blue Da Ba Dee probably brings back some great memories. It was one of our first introductions to dance music! 20 years on we thought it would be a fun challenge to re-work the song with a modern twist so we reached out to Gabry Ponte from Eiffel 65. We knew from the start we wanted to re-write a version that borrowed just the hook. It was quite a process, we worked on around 50 versions including various re-writes and vocalists. We were bouncing ideas over to Gabry but nothing seemed to stick. The idea went cold for a while until one Sunday a melody came to my head whilst watching A Place in the Sun. I grabbed my laptop and recorded the idea into the onboard microphone. It was super rough and had the TV audio in the background. I sent it to our group chat and everyone went crazy. From there, everything came together quite quickly.
We are honoured that Eiffel 65 allowed us to release our version and hope that existing fans will enjoy the nostalgia while new fans will discover one of the most infectious melodies of all time!” – SONDR
The English artists got their start as successful solo producers, working alongside vocalists such as Lana Del Ray, Meghan Trainor, Ella Eyre & Conor Maynard, and Yk Koi & Lorenzo Cosi. The decision to conjoin has proven to be a good one, with the two debuting with two Gold-certified singles, amassing over 100,000,000 streams and collaborating with international artists including Lenny Kravitz.