Axwell /\ Ingrosso have been quiet in 2016 on the release front though they have continued to tour extensively with plenty more to come this summer. They break that silence with the vocal mix of their single "Dream Bigger," which according to a publicist at management group does not feature Pharrell on vocals unlike what has been presumed until now.
The track comes with a video documenting various shenanigans by the duo on the road over the past several months. It is shot with an old VCR-style of filter as we follow the pair in their private jet, into green rooms, which they add some excitement since they are normally quite dull and out on the massive stages they play with all of the pyro and fireworks that goes along with it. The lyrics appear on the screen and light up like a karaoke.
"Dream Bigger" is another stadium-sized tune from the former Swedish House Mafia members. They craft an instrumental with distorted, Daft Punk-influenced synths, booming kicks and powerful electric guitar that is an homage to the rock gods who filled arenas before them.
The addition of the vocals adds a hopeful element to the track that has been present in their live sets, but not available to the public until now.
As the unnamed vocalist says in the one verse, "He taught me, never compare to somebody else / The only person you should compete is with yourself / That means your today should totally be / Better than your yesterday's you, if you believe," before coaxing the listener to "dream bigger" in the hook.
They released the instrumental mix on Dec. 31 and now the full version heard live is here.
The track is available to stream and download now.