David Guetta brings his long hot summer to a close with a huge house anthem alongside Cedric Gervais and one of his most trusted vocal collaborators, Chris Willis. Would I Lie To You is a gorgeous rework of Charles & Eddie’s soulful pop classic, and together Guetta and Gervais rework it in style for the modern dancefloor. This one is for the clubs!
Kicking off with funky guitar disco licks and infectious beats, the track soon gets under your skin with Willis’ smooth vocals sitting atop groovy bass, and a big build-up driving us home towards the energetic piano house vibes after the drop. Just the right amount of contemporary production style is applied to these classic sounds, making for a respectful rework that powerfully encapsulates all the passion of the original.
The Club Mix takes the track in a markedly harder direction. Euphoric synth refrains build the energy before we’re slammed into a filthy acidic drop and bruising percussion, with a resolute underground vibe prevailing. The Festival Mix channels trance energy and larger-than-life EDM theatrics, with a gigantic lead riff pulsing away incessantly over pounding beats. Across these mixes, there really is one for every occasion, and the variety ensures that this new jam is one that’s going to be inescapable in the coming months.
Already tried and tested throughout the summer in Guetta’s sets and with heavy support from other A-listers, the track always receives huge sing-a-long reactions from the crowd, and the release of the track is somewhat of a reward for all his fans for helping bring the track to life over the last few months. Grammy Award-winner Cedric Gervais made for a perfect collaborator for Guetta, with the Miami-based French producer no stranger to working with big vocals after his reworkings of Miley Cyrus and Lana Del Rey both picked up many millions of plays and downloads.
Guetta founded Jack Back Records in 2012 as an outlet for his own club tracks, and the label has taken a quality-not-quantity approach with just 11 carefully chosen releases over the last four-and-a-half years. With previous outings including huge Guetta collaborations like BAD, Shot Me Down, Metropolis and Clap Your Hands, it’s a label with serious pedigree.
Chris Willis provided Guetta with many beloved vocals in the early days of his crossover success, with his powerful strains the driving force behind huge global smashes like Love Don’t Let Me Go and Love Is Gone, and this killer partnership looks set to score another big hit with this latest effort.
Guetta’s residencies at XS (Sept 23 + Sept 30) and Encore Beach Club (Sept 24 + Oct 1) in Las Vegas continue over the next few weeks while his legendary F**k Me I’m Famous party also returns to Pacha Ibiza (Oct 6). October also sees him play in Switzerland, Belgium and Germany. Check out www.davidguetta.com for full dates. You can also catch him during ADE at Amsterdam Music Festival for the third year running on Saturday 22 October.
David Guetta & Cedric Gervais & Chris Willis ‘Would I Lie To You’ is out via Jack Back Records on September 30.
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