With how much controversy Justin Blau A.K.A. 3LAU has brought upon himself over the past week, the timing of the release of his first Emma Hewitt collaboration wasn’t ideal, but that doesn’t change the fact it’s a quality piece of music. 3LAU debuted “Alive Again” on Armin Van Buuren’s A State Of Trance radio show, and it’s safe to say that that won’t be the only place you’ll hear it in the months to follow.
A soft melody accompanies Hewitt’s angelic vocals through the verse and chorus before a tempestuous uplift carries the listener to a soaring synth lead. Having worked with trance producers like Dash Berlin and Cosmic Gate, this is familiar territory for Hewitt – and her vocal stylings make for the perfect accompaniment to its euphoric melodies.
Meanwhile, 3LAU himself has been mired in controversy over remarks he tweeted to veteran DJ Z-Trip after the latter artist spoke out on press-play DJs in a recent interview. Perhaps the release of “Alive Again” will serve to divert some attention away from his social media blunders.
Give the debut of 3LAU and Emma Hewitt’s “Alive Again” a listen and let us know if it puts the DJ/producer back in your favor by sounding off in the comments.