Gesaffelstein & Pharrell Williams Go Pop In The Shadows On ‘Blast Off’: Watch

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French king of darkness Gesaffelstein takes yet one more step nearer to pop crossover with "Blast Off." The brooding, metallic loop that dropped on Thursday (Feb. 28) is brightened by a heavy vocal characteristic from Pharrell Williams, who turns the in any other case gritty tune into some form of new college disco experiment. The music serves because the third single from Gesaffelstein's forthcoming album Hyperion.

"Blast Off" follows "Lost In The Fire" with The Weeknd, a surprisingly business sound for the historically menacing producer which, at No. 27, gave Gesaffelstein his largest Hot 100 hit so far. Fans have been fast to notice that each these collaborators beforehand labored with French manufacturing duo Daft Punk, whom Gesaffelstein actually tries to channel. Williams' efficiency will not be altogether straightforward over the trudging rhythm. The music is paired with a easy video that revolves round a close-up of the brand new black, metallic Gesaffelstein's speaker eyes.

Hyperion is shaping as much as function Gesaffelstein's grand entrance into crossover territory. It might be attention-grabbing to see if his forthcoming set at Coachella is as deviously darkish and evil as his typical smoke-filled DJ units, or if he'll select a slicker pop presentation. Hyperion is due out on his new label, Columbia Records, on March eight.

Watch "Blast Off" with Pharrell under.