With over 90 million streams across DSPs in less than a month since it’s release, Katy Perry’s epic new single ‘Daisies’ has been one of the big hits of the last few weeks leading Rolling Stone to label it “Resilient…anthemic…‘Daisies’ is a booming, empowering song about the strength of the human spirit”. While her pop sensibilities and soaring vocals shine through as strongly as ever on the track, its understated ballad style and spacious drum hits made it a track that was screaming out for a high-energy remix, leading Capitol Records and Perry to call on Rotterdam’s finest, Oliver Heldens, who steps up to the task and delivers in style.
A tight house beat is met head-on by a rubbery, elastic bassline in his rework, with Perry’s dulcet verse vocals paired perfectly with warm synth chords. The chorus unfolds over commanding piano chords that play out a joyous melody, with subtle strings doubling up as she sings her heart out. Her cries of “Daisies!” lift higher and higher, giving an explosive feel to each and every drop and twist of the track.
In other news, Heldens delighted fans this month with his special live stream from Amsterdam’s prestigious Royal Concertgebouw as part of the Digital Mirage Online Festival, debuting no less than seven brand-new tracks in the process. With over 110 thousand people tuned in simultaneously, Heldens was decked out in an orchestra conductor-style tuxedo, delivering his very best in the stunning historical venue, causing both EDMTunes & We Rave You to label it “set of the year”.
About Oliver Heldens:
25-year-old Dutch star Oliver Heldens, stands out from the crowd with his own distinctive sound, counting numerous No. 1 hits and over 2 billion cumulative streams to his name. As well as being one of the most talented producers in the game, he is also officially one of the world’s favorite house DJs, landing at #7 in the 2019 DJ Mag Top 100 DJs pool. His relentless tour schedule continues to place him at the forefront of the global DJ circuit bringing his eclectic, high-octane sound to over 2.5 million fans annually playing over 130+ shows including headlining and playing major festivals including Coachella, Lollapalooza, EDC, Tomorrowland, Ultra and more. Heldens continues to release various club records through Heldeep Records and radio tracks via RCA Records as well as host his weekly radio show, Heldeep Radio, which is syndicated across 95 stations, in 74 countries and reaches 115 million people a week.