Duncan Laurence has returned with his personal new single, “Electric Life.” The song is the first to be released from Laurence’s sessions with his fiancé, songwriter Jordan Garfield, and producer Paul Phamous (Frank Ocean, Nick Jonas). Watch the lyric video now below.
Of the song, Duncan Laurence says, “In ‘Electric Life’ I sing about a warm, loving and grateful feeling towards loved ones who have passed away. It is a positive song about the transformation of deep sorrow into a feeling of hope. Delving into your memories like that probably comes closest to a brief visit to heaven and being there with all the ones you have lost.”
While the song’s subject matter is weighty, Laurence was determined to cloak it in dynamic, colorful production inspired by ’70s icons like Elton John and Queen. “It starts with piano, which is a reference to ‘Arcade,’ and then it explodes into this up-tempo pre-chorus,” he explains. “You can sing about sad things, but there has to be a little bit of sunshine poking through those big gray clouds.”