Illenium links with Spiritbox for screamo-bass hybrid single, ‘Shivering’
Photo credit: Courtney LaPlante.
Grammy-nominated artist ILLENIUM returns with “Shivering,” a roaring new single featuring Canadian heavy metal band Spiritbox. Heartbreak gets a heavy metal bass twist on “Shivering,” a floor filler that the multiplatinum cross-genre phenomenon previewed during his blistering set at Ultra Music Festival in March. On collaborating with Spiritbox, ILLENIUM shared: “Spiritbox has been one of my favorite bands for a minute, and being able to work with them has been a dream. They’re incredibly talented and Courtney has a voice unlike anyone. Definitely one of my favorite songs I’ve been a part of.”
Over Illenium’s production—a storm of aggressive drums, wailing guitars, and engulfing drops—Spiritbox vocalist Courtney LaPlante sings with raging sorrow to a former flame: “All this time I burned alive till you found someone else / So every time you think of me, can you feel me shivering?”
“Watching ILLENIUM work and create on the spot was such an amazing thing to witness and be a part of. It was an honor working with him, and we appreciate his willingness to push boundaries, and use his influence to bring metal to the masses.”– Spiritbox’s Courtney LaPlante
“Shivering” follows Illenium’s previous singles “Story of My Life” with Sueco and Trippie Redd and “Wouldn’t Change A Thing” featuring Thirty Seconds To Mars – which marked the first new music from the band in three years. The latter track was featured on Illenium’s deluxe edition of his 2021 FALLEN EMBERS LP. The original album earned a Grammy nod earlier this year for Best Dance/Electronic Album and is currently up for Top Dance/Electronic Album at the Billboard Music Awards.
All the while, Illenium’s stock continues to skyrocket. Last month, he put his own melodic-bass spin on Nirvana’s iconic “Something in the Way,” marking his first remix in over two years. The remix was inspired by the release of The Batman and his collaboration with DC Comics. The DC X Illenium Batman Collection featured an array of merchandise including a Batman-themed jersey, T-shirt, hoodie, and crewneck, as well as a limited edition Illenium x Batman comic book cover in partnership with Electric Family.
“Shivering” is out now via Warner Records. Alongside the genre-blurring track, Illenium also announces a forthcoming FALLEN EMBERS (Remixes), out on May 27.
IIllenium – Shivering ft. Spiritbox
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