GATTÜSO and Love Harder produce melodic masterpiece “Cruel”
We’ve been seeing a ton from this up and coming star these past few months! GATTÜSO is back again with his genre-fusing skills in “Cruel” produced alongside Love Harder. This new single will leave you wanting more with its powerful beats and melodic synths.
“Cruel” starts off with a grand opening, immediately captivating listeners with commanding vocals. The beginning hooks the listener in and demands attention. The song itself is about the image people create of themselves, specifically how those with power instill dominance and even cruelty. Kind of ironic with the current state of the dance music scene.
Thoughts About “Cruel”
“The team at Ultra introduced me to Will (Love Harder) a few months ago and he sent me the first idea for “Cruel“. Will’s got that magic “hit-making” touch and this one grabbed me right away from the first few seconds. I knew I had to put the GATTÜSO spin on it and here it is!, GATTÜSO says
“Cruel is a record fit for our times. I am super proud to have collaborated with Gattuso to bring you a record you can dance to that delivers a message.” – Love Harder, adds.
Earlier this year, New York City-based DJ, producer and remixer GATTÜSO (AKA Reem Taoz), inked a brand new label deal with Ultra Music. We’ve seen some great things from him since then! The first single from the impressive deal was “Walk On Water,” featuring Kat Nestel. I thought that was going to be our summer 2020 pool party anthem this year and I think it could have been- if the year turned out differently!
Next, GATTÜSO and R3HAB teamed up for “Creep” – a cover of one of Radiohead’s most iconic tracks. The track was redone with a vocal big-room house vibe. This made the first-ever recording for Spotify’s inaugural “mint Singles” program, a companion to its flagship dance playlist, mint, and a spin-off of the popular “Spotify Singles” series, which helped propel the track into an international success.
He followed that up with “Life” (a fresh take on the 1999 single written by hit-making singer, Des’ree). The track was featured in an episode of the beloved Netflix series “Sex Education Season 2” and skyrocketed to #32 on the Shazam Top 100 globally. Talk about making waves! Most recently, GATTÜSO teamed up with dance music icon Laidback Luke and pop artist/songwriter Sarah Reeves for the smash “Heart On My Sleeve.” It has been a monumental year for GATTÜSO, that’s for sure!
About Love Harder
Love Harder is a dance project by acclaimed award-winning producer, Will Simms. Love Harder’s debut single, ‘Oblivion’ featuring Amber Van Day was snapped up by heavyweight US dance label, Ultra Music, and has racked up 20 million streams on Spotify alone. That track is a great one as well! Simms is a hugely successful songwriter and producer with credits for acts as diverse as Aloe Blacc, Lady Leshurr to Girls Generation. His fresh, forward-thinking production work was included in Billboard’s “Songs That Defined The Decade”.
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