Skrillex is finally back with a new song called ‘Butterflies‘, a collaboration with Starrah and Four Tet, and it’s out on OWSLA. As some of you may have seen, Skrillex teased the song a couple of days ago by tweeting a butterfly emoji. It doesn’t take more than this to make the EDM community go crazy, especially since the American producer has been pretty quiet in the past months. In fact, ‘Butterflies’ is the first official new project of his to come out since 2019.

In case you are wondering, the song is far from the usual aggressive-heavy-bass-crazy-sounding type. However, it definitely feels good. Skrillex has shown over the years that he is not afraid to try some new things. Always experimenting around the large spectrum of subgenres, he continues to innovate with the release of ‘Butterflies’. Indeed, the track is melodically strong and bouncy at the same time. The combination of Skrillex’s ability to create amazing vocal chops with Four Tet’s melodic elements blends perfectly with Starrah. Altogether, ‘Butterflies’ sounds refined and clean.

Apparently, the track has been a year in the making. Four Tet explained the process behind ‘Butterflies’ on an Instagram post.

“We made most of this track in February last year while I was in LA and then in the last few weeks we got the arrangement and mix right”. He also talked about the appreciation he has for Skrillex’s work. “Working with Sonny and seeing his cosmic level Ableton skills in real time has been amazing and huge respect for how crazy good he got the mix sounding. So much detail went into this one. Feels so good to have it out there.”

Four Tet

‘Butterflies’ is out on all streaming platforms.