GRAMMY®-nominated recording artist Audien and acclaimed DJ/producer 3LAU teamed up for the haunting single “Hot Water.” Released by Astralwerks, the track features vocalist Victoria Zaro, who has been heard on songs by Autograf, The Chainsmokers, and others. Purchase or stream “Hot Water” HERE. “Hot Water” was co-written by Audien and 3LAU alongside songwriters Emily Warren and Scott Harris (The Chainsmokers, Alessia Cara), producer/writer Ido Zmishlany (Shawn Mendes) and singer/songwriter Jasmine Thompson.
Audien (a.k.a. Nathaniel “Nate” Rathbun) said, “There’s something about collaborating with a friend that encourages risk-taking, dares you to dig deeper sonically, and reminds you of why you make music for a living. 3LAU and I had an absolute blast making ‘Hot Water,’ and the amazing response from crowds that have already heard us play it out has reassured us that we’ve got something special.” 3LAU (a.k.a. Justin David Blau) recalled, “Audien & I wanted to make a song that stayed true to our euphoric roots, but that explored a mixture of genres. We wanted to create something that people wouldn’t expect; the result was this dark cathartic landscape of sound that I couldn’t be more proud of!”
“Hot Water” followed Audien’s collaboration with MAX, “One More Weekend,” which was hailed as “your weekend pleasure anthem” by Dancing Astronaut. A Top 10 Dance Airplay single, the track has more than two million YouTube plays and over 3.5 million Spotify streams. Audien’s “Crazy Love”featuring Deb’s Daughter hit #1 on the Mediabase Dance Airplay Chart twice while 2015’s “Something Better” featuring Lady Antebellum has 50million streams to date and has sold more than 250,000 downloads. His remix of Bastille’s chart-topping hit “Pompeii” was nominated for a GRAMMY. Audien’s Euphoria tour, underway now, will stop at Exchange LA for Insomniac presents Awakening Fridays this 11/09. Buy tickets here.