After big-name collaborations with Seven Lions and Excision on the two tracks “Island” and “Another Me,” Wooli is making a heralded return to Ophelia Records on an unlikely and refreshing collaborative single, “Nothing Left.” This time around, the heavy dubstep rising act has teamed up with another promising young talent, albeit in the melodic “sad boy” movement, who runs around as William Black.
A strong future bass up-and-comer over the past year, Black has already built a strong following with some key high-profile remixes that align him with Illenium, Adventure Club, Kaskade, and the like. Now the Hegemon-supported artist is showing off his genre-crossing abilities in the unlikely match-up. Black attends to the softer side of the track with melodic arrangements, ethereal landscapes, and atmospheric breaks.
The two have brought along singer and songwriter RUNN for the journey. RUNN‘s angelic vocals take center spotlight with lyrics that speak to vulnerability and relationship insecurity. Taken on its verses alone, the song is deep and reflexive. Match that with RUNN’s heavenly tone and belting bravado and “Nothing Left” makes the perfect tune for the Ophelia collection.
On the harder end of the spectrum, Wooli shines especially bright on the song’s second drop. In true Wooli style, the track takes an aggressively deep dive into his trademark dubstep roots. While the two producer’s disparate style seem like the unlikeliest of match-ups, that’s exactly what makes the track so great. “Nothing Left” is a master class take on the intersection between euphoric melodies and gritty bass.