L.A.-based Sullivan King is back with a new single, and this one may seem a bit familiar.
Last Friday, the EDM-rocker dusted off a new release with a cover of Swedish House Mafia's "Save the World." Incorporating his own vocals and guitar, the 24-year-old gives life to one of dance music's more iconic songs by reinvisioning it as a dubstep tune.
Raising the BPM of the original track, King switches the song's drop from a 1-2-3 dance floor anthem in favor of a hard, dub procession. Having put it together while on the road for Excision's Apex Tour, King recalled the song's early influence on him as an artist.
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In a statement, King said:
"One of the first electro house tracks I heard was Knife Party's remix of SHM's 'Save The World,' which was definitely a massive part of my intro into early 2010's dance music. For years I wanted to find a way to make that song my own for live shows. I don't play a lot of super well-known Top 40 dance songs, so when I end up throwing something like this in a set, I love giving it my own take."
While only a cover, the song serves as a great sample of King's self-proclaimed metalstep sound, one that fuses dubstep with the alternative rock that influenced him growing up.
Expect more music from Sullivan King as the 2019 festival season approaches.