GRAMMY-nominated producer and artist Alesso has today released his new single ‘Chasing Stars’ with Marshmello, featuring GRAMMY nominated singer-songwriter and guitarist James Bay, out now via EMI in the UK. Listen HERE
A beautifully detailed look back at a broken relationship, “Chasing Stars” opens on a poignant, piano-accompanied vocal performance from Bay, who also created the single’s artwork. From there, Alesso and Marshmello layer driving beats and folk-infused guitar work before building to a heart-stopping drop. Equal parts bittersweet and euphoric, “Chasing Stars” then transforms into a full-tilt anthem, its chorus underscored by soaring synth lines that perfectly reflect the track’s no-regrets sentiment.
Directed by Jake Jelicich (Dua Lipa, Niall Horan), the visual for “Chasing Stars” finds Bay working the counter at a video store and scanning through a stack of VHS tapes. As the video unfolds, he becomes mesmerised by the intimate, home-movie-like scenes onscreen — and by the beguiling woman who appears in each tape — and soon ends up fully transported into those memories. The video store’s walls are plastered with posters bearing images of Alesso and Marshmello, while a number of the VHS sleeves feature the pair stylised in classic B-movie aesthetic.
“Chasing Stars” arrives as the follow-up to Alesso’s PROGRESSO VOL 2, a long-anticipated two-track release that Alesso shared in early June, featuring tracks “Together” and “Again”. This year’s release was the second instalment in a series that began with 2019’s ALESSO MIXTAPE – PROGRESSO VOLUME 1.