It’s been quite a while since we’ve received new music from longtime favorite RL Grime. His highly-anticipated Halloween mix from last year has held us over since his 2016 release “Waiting” with Skrillex and What So Not, but his time has come to shine again. RL Grime teamed up with vocalist Daya for a new track titled “I Wanna Know” — it’s even accompanied by a music video.
The music video was directed by both collaborators with Dan Streit, and includes vintage-style snapshots amidst avant-garde typography depicting the song’s lyrics. Diving into the roots of this production, “I Wanna Know” soaks up the atmosphere around you, submerging you into a pool of nostalgia you didn’t know you even had inside of you. It’s both radio-friendly and akin to forward-thinking, melodic bass music. Daya’s voice is powerful, but sings from a place of desperation and a desire to understand what goes on in the mind of a lost lover — something we may be familiar with, but we may not know how to channel those feelings. Needless to say, RL Grime has entered a new territory and we’re here for it.
This release drops ahead of a full-length album from RL Grime, Nova, which has just been completed. “I Wanna Know” is Nova‘s first single.
Watch the video for “I Wanna Know” above and enjoy.