Hardwell has unveiled the music video for his recent single, "Echo," featuring the top line of trance vocalist, Jonathan Mendelsohn, from his debut artist album, United We Are. A surprising cut from the album that ditched his big room, festival-driven sound and went more towards trance that has been a hallmark of Dutch dance music since the 1990s, Hardwell showed some versatility with "Echo" and employed one of the best vocalists in the genre to help him. It was a bright spot on an album that had its moments of brilliance, but was otherwise rather disorganized and disjointed.
Directed by his longtime video partner, Robin Piree, the video follows an old widowed man who visits his wife's grave and has flashbacks to the time when he first fell in love with her as a young man.
He sees a white husky with remarkably blue eyes and follows it up the rugged, snowy terrain, stopping at certain spots that elicit vivid memories with his deceased wife, like a heart carved by the pair in a tree and a large stone statue of two flames at the top of the mountain.
Filmed in Bulgaria over a period of one and a half months, the video focuses on the story just as much as it does the stunning mountain scenery that they are in.
This production just felt like a dream becoming reality. 1.5 month of hard work together with 27 people has gone... http://t.co/FqkVTLgnAW
— Robin Piree (@Robinpiree) April 18, 2015
The track was recently released as the new single from the album, following up the controversial "Sally." It shot up to number one in Dutch iTunes upon release. Stream the video below and purchase the track on iTunes.