Calvin Harris and Tom Grennan have collaborated for their latest uplifting single, “By Your Side.”
The song is a feel-good track with bumping bass grooves and infectious keys. “When you wake up in the morning / And you’re shadowed by the darkness of the night / When you wake up in the morning, darling / I’ll be by your side,” Grennan sings in the song’s uplifting refrain.
“I couldn’t think of anyone else that could suit it, to be honest with you,” Harris said of collaborating with Grennan in an interview with Apple Music 1’s Zane Lowe. “The first thing is I liked his voice a lot. I started following him on Instagram. And I was struck by his positivity, his relentless positivity in his posts. … So when I figured out what the song was going to sound like, he seemed like such an obvious choice.”
Last August, Harris released a music video for “Over Now,” his collaboration with The Weeknd. In 2020, he also dropped the Love Regenerator EP with Eli Brown and “Live Without Your Love” featuring Steve Lacy.
Listen to “By Your Side” here: