‘Fire’ got its premiere almost a month ago when Martin Garrix closed the mainstage of the virtual Tomorrowland Around The World edition and played this brand new track. The exciting ID set tongues wagging right away, with some of his closest fans immediately recognizing the new Ytram sound. ‘Fire’ explores the many different layers both artists have to them, and Elderbrook’s mesmerizing vocals make for a perfect combination with Ytram’s deeper house sounds.
Garrix: ”I got introduced to Elderbrook’s music by a good friend and immediately loved his sound. I was listening to it non-stop during my holidays, when he actually reached out to me via Instagram after one of his tracks ended up in my stories. It was all super fluent and organically, which I love. We just hit it off and this was the end result.”
Ytram’s music hits a different path for Garrix, who has been a frequent explorer of new sounds, always looking for ways to innovate and challenge himself. However, the collaboration with Elderbrook has developed as a natural surprise to everyone, including the artists themselves. Spontaneously coming together, Elderbrook reached out to Garrix after he heard his music in one of Garrix’s instagram stories. A series of conversations led to the artists working on some music together and creating ‘Fire’ in the two weeks after.
Elderbrook: “Martin is someone I have always been a fan of and during lockdown I saw him post a clip of my song Numb, so I reached out to him to see if he wanted to work on something together. It was at the height of lockdown and we had to work back and forth on the song over zoom. We have still not met each other yet which is a crazy thought, but we do have a great song and cannot wait for everyone to hear this.”