A true legend in electronic music and beyond, Skrillex needs no introduction. His incredible versatility across all genres of music have earned him the recognition as one of the best in the game, and despite being relatively quiet in the last half decade, his influence on all realms of music is undeniable. With the surprise release of ‘Kliptown Empyrean‘ last October and the promise for more, fans have been impatiently awaiting new material Skrillex and seven months later, that itch is slightly appeased.
Following the house and garage influence of his last solo piece, Skrillex is back with a vibey bop primed for the summer titled ‘Butterflies.’ Teaming up with another veteran, Four Tet, as well as rising star Starrah, the trio of artists have concocted a three-minute jam that is sure to have you listening on repeat while dancing uncontrollably in your living room. The ideas aren’t revolutionary, but the execution is top tier. The attention to detail is the highlight of ‘Butterflies,’ with layers of bass, percussion and vocals all coming together to form a flawless house piece. With a mesmerizing break just past the two minute mark that displays the true mastery of all involved, ‘Butterflies’ is a strong contender for playlist favourites.
While on air with Annie Mac to premiere the track on Monday, Skrillex stated that he is sitting on a ton of material that he is proud of for the first time in years. Reading between the lines, it sounds like we might finally be getting a consistent stream of music from the legend in the near future. Until then, blast ‘Butterflies’ on repeat below.