Benny Benassi and Anabel Englund are seeing the “Light.”
On Friday (May 13), the Italian legend and American star are releasing their first-ever collab “Lightwaves,” out via Ultra Records. The track is a tough, sensual slice of electro-pop with a lifted sing-along chorus about wanting to touch, feel you, need you, babe. Listen to the track below.
“Working on this track with Benny has teenager me screaming,” Englund says in a statement. “It brings me back to my very first raver days, and I’m just so happy things have come full circle. I feel honored to collaborate with him. I love what we created and I am ready to share it with the world.”
“As we were working on the first idea of the track that would become ‘Lightwaves,’ I immediately thought about Anabel,” adds Benassi. “I love her voice and her style! She gave her unique touch to the lyrics and the melody and she absolutely crushed it.”
On May 10, Benassi also made an appearance on Eurovision 2022, which is happening this week in Turin, Italy. For the performance in his native country, Benassi joined Italian songwriter Dardust and a fleet of dancers to perform a piano and orchestral medley of Italian international hits through the decades. This medley included Benassi’s own songs “Golden Nights” and the all-time classic, “Satisfaction.” This latter track spent 54 weeks Dance/Electronic Digital Songs Sales chart after its release in 2010.
Both “Lightwave” artists are currently on tour, with Benassi playing dates in Las Vegas and throughout Europe until the end of August and Englund booked for large-scale festivals including EDC Las Vegas later this month and Rock In Rio, happening in Brazil this September.