Norwegian production outfit Seeb – Simen Eriksrud and Espen Berg – have enlisted Scandi pop powerhouse Julie Bergan on their enticing new track ‘Don’t You Wanna Play?’ out now via Positiva. The new offering will feature on part one of Seebs forthcoming album ‘Sad In Scandinavia’ out July 24th.
Written and recorded during a songwriting retreat in Seeb’s Oslo studio, ‘Don’t You Wanna Play?’ explores themes of lust, love and excitement, all complemented by a songscape of Seeb trademarked synth textures and infectious melodies.
Speaking on the single, Seeb said: “Julie is one of our absolute favorite singers and it’s such a pleasure for us to be able to release this record now. We had equally as much fun working on this as our previous collaborative release ‘Kiss Somebody’. As we noodled into a lot of the darker sounding emotions for the album, this felt like a blast of positivity and energy, which sometimes, you just have to let out”.
“We tried to rediscover our reason for doing this”, Espen adds. “Is it to please the EDM audience, or do we want to do something that is truer to ourselves? We just followed our musical instincts a bit more”.
On the collaboration with Seeb, Julie explains: “I really love the energy of this song! For me it is the perfect summer song. It is just the right amount of playful and uplifting. I just want to drive really fast across the country roads in Norway with the windows down and the speakers as loud as they get!”
Seeb garnered worldwide acclaim through their game-changing remix of Mike Posner’s ‘I Took A Pill In Ibiza’ (currently the 39th most-streamed song of the last decade). Their craft of creating impactful dance music with human sensibilities has led the duo to work with the likes of Coldplay, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, 5 Seconds Of Summer, Bastille and Dagny.
With over 70 gold/platinum certifications globally, It’s safe to say that Seeb have enjoyed extensive success since first entering the music scene in 2015, and now they’re ready to proceed with new and genre-defying music. Seeb has scored billions of streams across all platforms to the point where statistically, “every other person in the world has heard one of our songs,” explains Simen.
Yet another fine example of their effortless collaborative adaptability, ‘Don’t You Wanna Play?’ is a surefire set-essential, and one more notable addition to Seeb’s eagerly anticipated forthcoming album ‘Sad In Scandinavia’.