The Toronto-based producer Dabin has been absolutely crushing it on Illenium’s Awake 2.0 Live show. As the guitarist for Illenium’s live band, he’s been generating a lot of hype for his new album Wild Youth. The new single from the upcoming project is titled“Rings & Roses” and is a nostalgic, guitar-led track with beautiful melodies throughout. It’s definitely noticeable he’s gotten some inspiration from Illenium as the song has those beautiful rolling guitar riffs.
Enjoy “Rings and Roses” below and check out the story of how Dabin linked up with Conor Byrne to provide the vocals for this new track. Keep an eye out for the full album set to drop March 22nd.
“I was on SoundCloud one day and was checking my inbox and I saw that Conor Byrne, a vocalist who I had never heard of before, sent me a vocal hook. I instantly fell in love with the idea of “rings and roses” and wrote an entire song around the hook. It resonated so much with the themes I was hoping to explore in my album. We hear a lot of songs about love but we don’t hear too much about the struggle of being with someone who is succeeding in their own personal/career goals and how relationships can fall apart as a result. It’s a sad reality but it’s something we can’t really stay mad at them for because after all, we’re all just trying to make something of ourselves.” —Dabin