In a true global joining of forces, Denmark’s HEDEGAARD, US’ Brandon Beal, and China’s Lizzy Wang have just released their stunning collaboration – “The Ones We Lost.”

The three artists incorporate both poignant emotion and dancefloor-worthy productions in the track, which opens with Beal’s soulful vocals and a captivating guitar melody that adds a haunting, melancholic edge to the track. Meanwhile, the progressive and euphonious bassline adds the perfect groove, making “The Ones We Lost” a very powerful summer anthem with depth and groove. Listeners may recognize the original sample from the song “Pretty Little Ditty” by Red Hot Chili Peppers, which was further popularized by Crazy Town on the global hit “Butterfly.” HEDEGAARD and Brandon Beal previously worked together on their hit “Twerk It Like Miley,” which currently has over 110M streams on Spotify and 255M on Youtube. Read on to hear what the artists had to say about their newest creation:

“Instead of doing a track in the style we’ve done in the past, HEDEGAARD and I wanted to create something else – a new and more mature approach for us together, without me rapping but singing instead, and with a storyline that is not party-related at all; a celebration of a long incredible journey and friendship, and an ode to ‘The Ones We Lost’ along the way. Once we had the sample, we wanted to involve an artist that normally works with the tech house genre, to add some fresh elements to the song. With the recent success in China, it was natural to look for a collaborating artist in that market, and Lizzy Wang is both the biggest female DJ in the country, while she also has a lot of experience with releasing tech house. It was a match made in heaven, and together we added bits and pieces from both our worlds, which turned out to be a soul/pop/tech house hybrid.” – Brandon Beal

“Working with Brandon again felt like old friends coming together, and the energy was electric, turning the recording sessions into an epic musical party. Lizzy’s unique style and sound were a perfect complement to the track, and the synergy between the three of us was evident from the start. It’s been amazing to see the response to our work in the Chinese territory, which I have come to love as a new home market, after visiting the beautiful Country, and meeting the incredible fans, which I feel lucky to have supporting me. This record truly holds a special place in our hearts, and we can’t wait to share it with the world. ‘The Ones We Lost’ is a testament to the joy of creating music, celebrating friendships, and paying homage to the music that has inspired us throughout our journey.” – HEDEGAARD

Source: T.H.E – Music Essentials