Galantis – Runaway (U&I)

Well unless you have been living under a tree you realise this song is everywhere.

My first impressions: I did not like it. I thought it sounded a bit generic with the pitch shifting vocals.

But I changed my mind through hearing it more. The production is spot on, as you expect from pop music. It’s a clean sound, great arrangement, with catchy power piano chords and a massive drop. No doubt a killer both on the radio and in the festivals as seen by their Ultra set in 2014.

I was further intrigued though. Who was this group? I did a Google search. This is what I found on Wikipedia:

Christian Karlsson[edit] History: Grammy winning Christian Karlsson (of famed producing team Bloodshy & Avant and Swedish Indie-pop band, Miike Snow) is a main-stay in the pop world. [1] Karlsson has co-written and co-produced tracks for artists such as Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Kylie Minogue and Madonna, to name a few. Specifically, Karlsson co-wrote the Britney Spears single, “Toxic”, which eventually earned an Ivor Novello award (for songwriting and composition) and a Grammy for Best Dance Recording. [2] Karlsson is also a founding member of Swedish artist collective and record label INGRID.

Linus Eklöw[edit]

Linus Eklöw: Otherwise known as established electronic dance music producer Style of Eye, he also co-wrote and produced Icona Pop’s international No. 1 smash “I Love It” ft. Charli XCX.
History: Style of Eye, the Stockholm-born and -based DJ/producer resides in the techno genre and comes from the underground scene. He explores a range of musical styles, from techno to house via distinct percussion and minimal, floating melodies. After growing up in a jazz and soul oriented family and playing a drumkit at age 10, Linus transitioned to electronic music after getting his first computer aged 15 and making “weird downtempo dubbeat and trip hop”. DJing upbeat drum and bass followed at 16, and Linus moved into studio production with releases and remixes on such labels as Classic Recordings, Tiny Sticks and Rabid Records.[3]

See what has happened here? These guys are not an overnight sensation. They have been making music for other people (and themselves) for years.
Mastery does not happen overnight.
Anything worthwhile I have found is something you need to work for and delay gratification over.
A surgeon does not become a surgeon overnight. It takes years just to get there, and then years to learn the skill. Believe me, once they get there, they are well rewarded.
Are you able to delay gratification? Or do you just give up because it is too hard?
The one determinant of success is persistence.

Peace out.

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