EDM superstar Marshmello has released his newest track, “Silence”, and this time he’s teamed up with critically-acclaimed young artist Khalid to provide the vocals. It’s almost a ballad- just with a beat drop instead of a guitar solo or other interlude- as Khalid croons, “I found peace in your violence / Can’t tell me there’s no point in trying.” Dance music and R&B may seem like an unlikely combination, but trust us- it works.
In the “Silence” lyric video, which can be seen above, a blank wall and stack of cardboard boxes take the place of a DJ booth as words, video clips, and hypnotic visuals are projected against them. The light show is not unlike the production seen at an EDM show- it’s just done at home instead of at a rave. In a nod to his signature helmet, images of Marshmello’s eyes even flash across the “booth”.
“Silence” comes just a few days after Marshmello debuted the “Find Me” video, the latest in a running narrative of clips that shows his journey from high school to college, this time landing at a frat party.
In the middle of a run of European festival performances, Marshmello will be headlining the Billboard Hot 100 Festival at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, New York on August 20. Perhaps fans will hear “Silence” live soon; head to Marshmello’s website to see a full list of upcoming shows. Khalid is currently on tour in the US and will head to Europe, Australia, and New Zealand this fall; see a list of his upcoming shows on his website.