With new singles and remixes, a handful of music videos, and a performance schedule that’s seen him crisscrossing the globe, 2017 has been a busy year for Marshmello. While his identity still remains a mystery, it appears Marshmello is stepping out of his shell, as on his latest track “You & Me” he’s the one providing the vocals.
This isn’t the first time Marshmello has sung on one of his songs: in a recent Tweet he admits, “Fun fact: I actually sang on alone too but pitched my vocals because I was too nervous about how I sounded…I don’t care anymore.” Of “You & Me” he says, “I wanted to try something new and to be honest I’m a little nervous to see what you guys think. I hope you all enjoy this one, and yes I’m singing on it.”
If you don’t consider yourself a fan of EDM, you may not have thought to check out Marshmello’s music. But “You & Me” strays from his typical style and sees the producer going pure pop-punk, sounding like something straight off a mid-2000s Warped Tour compilation or the Tony Hawk Pro Skater soundtrack. Take a look at the lyrics to the chorus:
I’m tired of doing it on my own
And now I’m stuck here thinking what it could be
You and me”
“You & Me” has already gained a stamp of approval from one famous pop-punk musician: Good Charlotte’s Joel Madden Tweeted about the song, saying “I’m Def here for this.”
Listen to “You & Me” below.
Along with the release of “You & Me”, Marshmello has also dropped the music video for his Khalid collaboration “Silence.” This one breaks from the storyline seen in the videos for “Alone”, “Moving On”, “Summer”, and “Find Me.” Here, Marshmello, Khalid, and a large group of youths take to the streets on their bicycles. As the teens each deal with their own struggles, from hearing their parents fighting to police brutality, it’s clear that music is their savior. Marshmello, Khalid, and the young adults joining them quite literally bring light to the city, painting its bridges, tunnels, and parks in various colors.
The video for “Silence” can be seen below.
Never one to slow down, Marshmello will be releasing “Wolves”, a collaboration with Selena Gomez, on October 25. We’ll be sure to keep you updated on all things Marshmello; make sure you’re following Substream on Twitter so you don’t miss a headline.