Mako & Elephante head into future bass territory on ‘Chameleon’
Today sees the release of Mako’s new single, “Chameleon,” on Ultra Records. Written and produced by Alexander Seaver, the new single is a further step along the path to the release of Mako’s sophomore album, Fable, expected later in 2020. The most interesting aspect of the single is how it will have multiple renditions from Mako’s close friends arriving over the next few weeks. The first to arrive come care of Los Angeles-based producer/DJ, Tim Wu, more widely known under his Elephante moniker.
“The song title ‘Chameleon’ opened up the option to create different versions of the song,” says Seaver on the many versions of the track. “I liked the idea of the song changing skins in the same way that a Chameleon does. I shared the stems with several friends and asked them what they would do with it…and I ended up with several different versions.”
As longtime close allies, Mako and Elephante deliver a version that lifts the song to new and different heights. Like Seaver, Elephante began his career as a classical musician, and his take on “Chameleon” leads the song into future bass territory with anthemic chords, soaring strings, and a glorious drop.
To accompany the release, Mako also debuted a stunning lyric video for his original version of the song on Ultra Music’s YouTube channel. Watch both versions below.
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