Laced with Don’s deep signature bass-lines, "Survive" is topped with the slick lyrical flow of Gucci Mane – the American hip-hop star who has previously worked with artists such as Drake, Mariah Carey, and Selena Gomez – and the emotive delivery of UK songstress and 4-time BRIT Award winner Emeli Sandé.
Best known for her powerful ballad, "Read All About It Pt III" which has amassed over 140 million Spotify streams to date, Sandé is also a two-time Ivor Novello award winner, and supported Coldplay on their Mylo Xyloto tour.
I’m so happy to be collaborating with the very talented Don Diablo, says Emeli. “I love his unique creativity and his deep passion for music. It was a real pleasure to write and lay down the vocal on this powerful track. I really hope this song will empower people to find pride and confidence in their own story of survival.
Regarded as one of the founding fathers of the future house movement, Don Diablo is currently ranked at number #11 in the DJ Mag Top 100 Poll, and has earned praise from an array of global tastemakers for major hits such as "On My Mind", "Cutting Shapes", and "Take Her Place" featuring A R I Z O N A, as well as previously remixing the likes of Ed Sheeran, Rihanna, Bastille, Madonna, Birdy, The Chainsmokers, Coldplay, DJ Snake, Martin Garrix, Justin Bieber and many more.
Having released his second album titled, "FUTURE" at the start of this year, the Dutch star has since played at various festival mainstages across the globe, including sets at the likes of EDC Las Vegas, Tomorrowland, and Creamfields, with further appearances at iconic venues like Ushuaia and Hi Ibiza, selling out his "FUTURE XL" Amsterdam show in the process.
It’s just one of those records that needed to be absolutely perfect, from start to finish, said Don Diablo. I wanted to it to stand out and combine three worlds into one. A Dutch music producer, an incredible British singer-songwriter, and one of the biggest US rappers of today. I am more than proud of the final outcome and hope the music and the message of the song will motivate people to dream big and see beyond the clouds of their personal challenges.
Providing a dynamic blend of all three artist’s signature styles, the incredible "Survive" looks sure to dominate charts globally and is out now on Don Diablo’s HEXAGON label.