In just three years, the Swedish/Austrian duo Decco have become in-demand producers and remixers for leading artists such as Dua Lipa, Selena Gomez and John Legend, while also taking big steps with their own releases. Consisting of Joacim Persson and Sebastian Arman, Decco have already exceeded a career total of 150 million streams. Decco now follow last year’s Alex Clare collab ‘Crazy To Love You’ by sharing ‘I Didn’t Know’, which features James Gillespie. Listen HERE.
‘I Didn’t Know’ exemplifies the traits that have made Decco leaders in their field. The insistent melody is immediately memorable, allowing its positive dance-pop groove to immediately embed itself in your subconscious. And having worked with an enviable list of collaborators, Decco can identify a world class vocalist. This time around they called on James Gillespie, whose tenacious vocals and autobiographical lyrics shine in a vastly different setting. It’s a song which reflects the natural connection that the trio made when they recorded the track together pre-lockdown.
Decco commented, “We wrote this song together with James in The Barbican London pre the Corona pandemic. We started jamming and instantly felt that we had something really strong going. It’s a song about realizing how much somebody means to you when it might be too late to fix it.
James Gillespie added, “This song is about not knowing how badly you need someone. Thinking you’re OK and pretending to everyone around you. But in reality – you can’t imagine life without them”.
Hailing from Stockholm (Joacim Persson) and Vienna (Sebastian Arman), Decco first came to attention with their remix of Dua Lipa’s ‘Thinking ‘Bout You’. Teaming up with Kiddo in 2018 resulted in their biggest track to date with ‘Drunk And I Miss You’, before they continued their success with ‘Crazy To Love You’ with Alex Clare. Outside of their own tracks, they’ve delivered international radio hits in the past year as executive producers of tracks from Ray Dalton, Alle Farben, Clueso, Stephanie Heinzmann and Michael Patrick Kelly.