What happens when DJs step out from the decks and up to the mic? Dance music starts merging with pop rock and the lines between genres blurs until one is almost indistinguishable from the other. The Chainsmokers did it, Cheat Codes did it, and now, Yellow Claw is getting in on the crossover action.
Yes, Nils Rondhuis the Yellow Claw set makes his singing debut on “Summertime.” The lyrics aren't anything illuminating, but we'll give it to Rondhuis that he has quite the sensual voice. It's a new downtempo ballad from the usually energetic duo that features guitar work from fellow Dutchman San Holo.
“I've been friends with the Yellow Claw guys for a few years now,” Holo says. “When they approached me to play guitar on their track, I was happy to. The video was really fun to shoot. Never thought I'd be shredding guitar on top a car, but here I am.”
“Summertime” gets a moody black and white music video from frequent Yellow Claw director Frank Telli. It's also the lead single from the duo's recently announced third album New Blood, hitting shelves Friday, June 22.
Yellow Claw is currently on a packed world tour, hitting markets from Vegas to Russia to Los Angeles now through early August. Peep the duo's full summer tour dates and watch San Holo play guitar on top a car in the “Summertime” video below.
Yellow Claw Summer Tour Dates May 18: Encore Beach Club, Las Vegas US May 19: EDC Las Vegas, Las Vegas US May 23: Intrigue LV, Las Vegas US May 26: WiSH Outdoor Mexico, Monterrey MX June 2: World Club Dome, Frankfurt DE June 2: Summerburst Gothenburg, Stockholm SE June 8: Skyway Theatre, Minneapolis US June 14: Lavo NYC, New York US June 15: Story, Miami Beach US June 16 Encore Beach Club, Las Vegas US June 22: Stereo Live, Dallas US June 23: Stereo Live, Houston US June 29: Adrenaline Stadium, Moscow RU June 30: WiSH Outdoor, Beek NL July 6: RFM Somnii, Figueira da Foz PT July 12: Encore Beach Club, Las Vegas US July 13: Encore Beach Club, Las Vegas US July 19: Open Beatz Festival, Herzogenaurach DE July 21: Parookaville, Weeze DE July 21: Tomorrowland, Boom, BE July 22: Parookaville, Weeze DE August 4th: HARD Summer (performing as ‘Yellow Mustard’ w/ DJ Mustard), Fontana US