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Belgian Superstar Lost Frequencies Closes Out The Year In Style On Rousing New Release 'Back To You'
With a monumental 2022 that saw Lost Frequencies become the most played artist on UK radio, with further rippling success felt not only across the continent but the globe with his mega charting ‘Where Are You Now’, the Belgian superstar returns to close out the year with the rousing new release ‘Back To You’!
With a melodic piano-led melody that brings dramatics to the introduction, the crisp and sharp female vocal from singer-songwriter Elley Duhe projects a worthy range, stirring emotion and drawing the listener in. Elley Duhe, known for bringing her captivating topline to tracks including Zedd’s ‘Happy Now’ and collaborations with Meduza and Clean Bandit, adds her shining omission to this stellar release as the perfect accompaniment to Lost Frequencies’ production.
As ‘Back To You’ revolves forth with a country-style guitar twang, that delivers a subtle note of Lost Frequencies signature style and tastes whilst still sounding of-the-moment, the “It leads me back to you” topline being delivered in a timeless style.
As the release rolls onwards, a pulsating beat propels the single to new heights to bring it into indie dance territory whilst also radio-ready, as a parallel vocal from X Ambassador’s Sam Harris is introduced further into the journey. Sam Harris’s X Ambassadors are known for their pop-rock sound collaborating with the likes of Machine Gun Kelly and Bebe Rexha, bringing here a deeper antidote to Duhe’s higher-reaching and full-bodied delivery for a perfect juxtaposition, yet both performances work in tandem to weave and soar with emotion and a pitch-perfect contrast. By bringing together the talented delivery of both Duhe and Harris, the perfect trifecta when linked with Lost Frequencies assured production creates a seminal track that transcends genres.
‘Back To You’ is a masterclass in Lost Frequencies productions and songwriting skills, providing the ultimate sign-off to close out the year in high-class style.
Felix De Laet, better known by his moniker Lost Frequencies, has soared to success in the international music industry over the past half-decade. Releasing his global smash hit ‘Are You With Me’ back in 2014 with the track rapidly ascended by hitting multi-platinum status, taking the #1 spot in 18 countries and becoming the first Belgian artist to hit #1 in the UK. Proving that he is no one-trick pony in the studio, ‘Reality’ evidenced as another major smash hit from that, and flew to platinum status in no less than 7 territories, before the release of his debut album ‘Less Is More’ (2016), and sophomore follow-up ‘Alive And Feeling Fine’ (2019), showcased his enthusiasm, dedication to craft and sheer skill all whilst playing the long game. One of Lost Frequencies biggest success in recent memory has to be that of the unmistakeable distinction of ‘Where Are You Now’ that, as of 2022, saw him hit #1 on The Official Big Top 40, and Top 5 on the Official Charts in the UK, also peaking at #1 on the Shazam charts in 10 countries, with over 500 million combined streams as of February ‘22, earning further accolades such as BBC Radio 1’s ‘Track Of The Week’. Furthermore, ‘Where Are You Now’ has reached Platinum status across 8 territories, including 3x in Lost Frequencies home country of Belgium and hit the #1 chart spot in Ireland, Poland and Slovakia – with no signs of slowing down.
As well as this, a zig zag of global dates at the world’s most important festivals including Coachella, Tomorrowland, Lollapalooza, closing down EDC Vegas in spectacular solo style, and a hugely impressive arena run with fellow chart-dominators The Chainsmokers; another year sparkled bright for the superstar. And it didn’t end there… Solidifying himself further as a trailblazer in the scene, in 2018 Lost Frequencies amassed over 1 billion streams, that as of 2021, has eclipsed over 4 billion, as he ripped up the rule book on his tropical-infused official remixes on Major Lazer, Justin Bieber & MØ’s ‘Cold Water’, Miley Cyrus’s ‘Malibu’, LSD Labrinth / Diplo / Sia's 'Thunderclouds', as well as Ellie Goulding’s ‘Worry About Me’, showing that his unique electronic style can lend itself to multi-dimensional pop and still deliver an inimitable sound as the hits just kept on coming.
Leading on from the announcement of his long-awaited second album ‘Alive And Feeling Fine’, Lost Frequencies also announced his first ever fully-live tour, with a dozen dates split between both the USA and Europe hitting major cities all over these continents; comprised of completely his own original material, compositions and all-new presentations, Lost Frequencies brought an innovative, fresh interpretation to his sound that so many have come to know and love. With magical performances from New York and LA, to Berlin and Paris, sold-out shows have also wowed across the board, with extra shows added globally, post-pandemic, following on from the initial live success and due to phenomenal demand. Lost Frequencies will be back on tour in the Autumn/ Winter of 2022 with a long-awaited live return, playing shows across major cities in the USA, Canada and Europe including New York, London, Toronto and a victory lap arrival back at the Brussels Vorst Nationaal Arena, with tickets available now! ‘Alive..’ was released into the world in October ’19 with further Platinum-Awarded singles, going onto claim notable chart spots including the #1 Dance Chart position in Belgium, France, Cambodia and Hong Kong, #2 Dance position in the USA and Switzerland, as well hitting #4 in Belgium and further Top 30 positions across Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
Lost Frequencies also firmly established himself as one of the strongest, fastest rising talents with his debut entry into the 2017 DJ Mag poll at #26, the highest new entry of any artist that year, when further placing in 2018, 2019, 2020 and most recently further placing in the upper echelons of 2021’s poll. As the accolades multiplied including emerging victorious in the ‘Dance International’ and ‘Hit of The Year’ categories at the ECHO award ceremony (comparable with the U.S. Grammy's), beating the likes of Adele on the latter to two, as he’s also been the recipient of numerous MTV EMA and IDMA (International Dance Music Awards) nominations, fortifying his international and industry-praised status even further.
After the successes of his Lost Frequencies and friends-curated parties globally, he has gone on to host stages across multiple years previously, hosting guests including Robin Schulz, Duke Dumont, Oliver Heldens, Nora En Pure, Duck Sauce, Acraze, Dom Dolla, Tchami and many more, showcasing the huge appeal held by Lost Frequencies not only in his home of Belgium, but amongst the world-class Tomorrowland crowd. This year for 2021, his long-awaited return to the magical festival site in Boom will see him be the first live act on the Tomorrowland mainstage this Summer with three performances across the event, aswell as an additional two days hosting his own stage, once again.
Taking things to the ultimate, honourable level as one of Belgian’s biggest musical exports in recent years, Lost Frequencies was also invited to provide the soundtrack to the Festive opening of the virtual tour of the Royal Palace in Belgium, with a stunning selection of original music from his back catalogue beamed from atop of the stunning, historical and regal location at the invite of the national Royal Family – an iconoclastic, mesmerizing invitation to be a part of within his home country that has never before been seen or done by another national artist; and it didn’t stop there. After over 12 months in the making, the Winter of 2020 saw the international producer delve into new territory with a long withstanding passion project ‘Ocus Gin’, designed by Lost Frequencies in every aspect, from tasting notes to production methods and design. Deciding to concoct a recipe with botanicals present across the spectrum from herbaceous, to sweet, sour and mellow, eagle-eyed fans also have a “secret message” to find as every purchase also comes with an exclusive festival wristband of which there are six to collect, upping the ante of making luxury drinks products at an acceptable price point, adding another string to the producer’s bow.
From show-stopping live appearances, to career-making studio hits, Lost Frequencies continues to soar at a meteoric rise at his own accord with 2022 set to continue on illuminating his presence across the industry, and the globe.