Ben Böhmer Teams Up With Award-Winning Artist, Lykke Li, On ‘Hiding’

Out today is Ben Böhmer‘s newest single, ‘Hiding,’ a collaboration with award-winning artist Lykke Li. ‘Hiding’ marks the second single on Böhmer’s upcoming studio album, Bloom, out on September 27 via Ninja Tune. 

An effortless combination of indie, pop, and electronica, ‘Hiding’ is flooded with Ben’s lush pads and triumphant melodies, while Lykke Li’s iconic vocals wash over crisp breakbeats. “It’s a song that I’ve always wanted to write” Ben remarks on the new release. The single continues to forge Ben’s path beyond the pre-fabricated boxes that he’s been put into as an artist, earning the trust of indie royalty such as Lykke Li. A rare feature, ‘Hiding’ is her first original collaboration since 2019. 

About Lykke Li

Throughout her 20+-year career, Li has worked with artists such as Drake, U2, Skrillex, and Mark Ronson, who once called her the “high priestess of heartbreak and sadness.” She’s earned multiple Grammies in Sweden and is among the most heralded names in indie pop by the most trusted names in music, such as Billboard, Pitchfork, NME, and The Guardian. Her music has soundtracked films, including Twilight.

About Ben Böhmer

Ben is fresh off several major performances, including festivals such as Sonar by Night and Electric Forest, and serving as direct support for ODESZA at The Gorge, BMO Stadium, and Madison Square Garden. Looking ahead, he’ll round out his North American tour with stops at Lollapalooza and Portola before embarking on an Australian tour, where he’ll perform in music halls across Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne. Then, he’ll head back to Europe for a string of fall shows, including a stop at the Great Hall of Alexandra Palace. 

Ben’s music and live performances have earned him widespread acclaim from fans and tastemakers alike. In 2023, he completed the biggest-ever North American live touring run while reaching 3.6 million monthly Spotify listeners. His Cercle set has surpassed 32 million views and is now one of the top 10 most-viewed electronic music sets of all time on YouTube. He’s shared festival stage bills with the likes of Caribou, Four Tet, Bicep, Jamie xx, and Amelie Lens, and in 2022, launched Portraet, his four-night residency at the open-air Ibiza club Cova Santa, enlisting Barry Can’t Swim, HAAi, Sofia Kourtesis and more to play alongside him. 

Following the massive success of his previous records, which notched nearly 1 billion streams, Ben found himself being pulled in a direction that wasn’t him. Life on the road took him away from the things that mattered most to him (200+ shows in 2022). Bloom is a reset, a confident reassertion of his own desires and more improvisational origins. Ben’s composing and songwriting talents extend to the foreground alongside Lykke Li, Oh Wonder, Enfant Sauvage (of the French duo The Blaze), JONAH (who was featured on the previous single ‘Best Life’), and more.