When Nate “Audien” Rathbun first released his summer anthem “Leaving You”, he admitted to being slightly concerned over potential flak stemming from its poppy feel. A few months later, those sentiments are firmly in his rear view mirror, as “Leaving You” has become one of the twenty one year old’s signature tunes, and is now apparently receiving the music video treatment some time in the near future.
In an interview with EDMTunes earlier this year, Audien had this to say about the creation of the track:
I had just finished the track and Armada sent me Michael’s vocal which was perfect for the track since it happened to be in the same key, BPM, and everything. It was perfect timing and me and Michael spent about a month on Skype to finish the track.
And how very glad we are that Audien, Armada, and Michael had the wherewithal to see the project through, for “Leaving You” is without a doubt one of the catchier and more masterfully produced dance floor bangers of the summer. The tune’s message is a particularly difficult one to properly portray – a break up sheathed in positivity – yet Audien and Michael have executed it to perfection. They achieve this via a gorgeous concoction of Audien’s signature trance-like chord progression and uplifting breakdowns, and Michael S.’s infectious, serious, yet incredibly catchy, pop-layered lyrics. Below you will find a recently released official lyrics video from Armada music – very necessary considering the fast paced crooning of Michael S.’s verses. Check it out and keep your eyes open for the official music video sometime in the future.