RL Grime’s on a roll right now. Gearing up for the release of his sophomore album, NOVA, the producer’s dropped track after killer track, including “Undo” and “Pressure.” Next up? “Light Me Up,” a pop-infused banger featuring guest vocals from Julia Michaels and Miguel.
The track’s perfect for those lazy sunny days that turn into hazy nights. Miguel kicks off the track, assuring that “I will guide you / Let me remind you / Heights I will fly,” before the chorus enters with a bang. “Baby light me up / You can breathe me in / I will hold you up / Until the quiet’s gone.” Michaels takes over with her verse before the duo take it home together.
If “Light Me Up” sounds slightly familiar, it’s because the track was originally a demo produced by Diplo as part of his Jack Ü project with Skrillex. “It was a pretty old demo that [Diplo] played me, and I just loved the vibe of it and decided to build it out and have Miguel and Julia recut their vocals,” the DJ mentioned during an interview with Zane Lowe.
Chances are you’ll be glad he brought the track back into the light.