Capping off his biggest and most successful year yet, Illenium just received a gold certification from the RIAA for his smash single, “Good Things Fall Apart,” with Jon Bellion. The Astralwerks team presented him with a plaque during his sold-out Ascend tour stop at Los Angeles’ STAPLES Center. The moment represents a major milestone for the critically acclaimed artist and producer, cementing him as electronic music’s boldest breakthrough star of 2019.
Now Travis Barker of blink-182 has given the gold-selling track a drum-heavy remix treatment of his own. The famed drummer issues a live percussion arrangement over Jon Bellion’s anthemic lyrics and Illenium’s melodic bass elements. The result is a lightly touched up pop-rock anthem with crossover appeal.
“In my head, I pictured all these other parts and sounds from the moment I heard the song,” says Barker in a press release. “I recorded drums first with all the other parts in my head and then built around it. It was such a well-written song already it made my job easy.”
The remix arrives as a timely crossover given how blink-182’s collaboration with The Chainsmokers, “P.S. I Hope You’re Happy,” was set for wide release today, December 6, as part of the duo’s World War Joy LP. Considering how Illenium is also a featured collaborator on the album, it seems blink-182 has located the perfect triage entryway for infiltrating the dance music industry.
Watch the video of Barker drumming along to “Good Things Fall Apart” via YouTube.