On 5 July 2021, Martin Garrix appear in an interview with Radio 538. They go back to Martijn’s interview in 2019 about the highlight of his 2019 and Martijn said it was when he was in the studio with an artist. It turns out the artist that Martijn meant was Bono. He said he flew to France in summer 2019 to record the song with Bono and it was so unrealistic. He knows Bono from videos of U2 live from Slane Castle and then to sit and stand next to Bono singing his song in the studio, it makes no sense to him.
Regarding the song, he said he learn so much from Bono and also The Edge. As big rockstars they have experienced everything and had performed in stadiums all around the world several times, but they’re still so hungry and want to learn new things. They are also very open to idea which make their EURO 2020 anthem a very special collaboration for Martijn. It’s also a big learning process to him to see how they approach certain things, how they they work, etc.
Martin Garrix usually involved with the lyrics for his songs, but for We Are The People, Bono rewrote all of his lyrics. His original lyrics was “United we’re indestructible. We don’t rely on a miracle. It’s here and now let it bring us together”, and Bono thought it was a bit too happy. He said they should make lyrics for football tournament and it’s better if the lyrics are deeper.
UEFA entrust Martijn with the music of EURO 2020, including when the players walk into the field and that is the orchestral version of the original song. Martijn reveals that the orchestra and choir for the orchestral version of We Are The People was recorded in Hilversum. It was very special because Martijn took his grandma and my parents to the recording day.
The pandemic make Martijn had so much time in the studio which make he had so many unreleased music. Martin Garrix said he has a lot of club/festival songs but he want to save it until his first show to play it there. Martijn also said that in July he will release a new song with a cool American rapper and a female singer. He also busy with AREA21 that will release an album at the end of the year.
Talking about his upcoming shows, Martijn said he want to start his set with a lot of euphoric song and gradually give a lot more energy then close it something euphoric again. Maybe he will open or close his shows with the remix of We Are The People but he doesn’t know yet.
Who do you think the cool American rapper and female singer that will collaborate with Martin Garrix? Comment below and let me know.
On 28 June 2021, Martin Garrix appear on FERGAL D’ARCY‘s show on Today FM. About his EURO 2020 song, Martin Garrix said that it was an incredible chance and opportunity.
It was crazy. But I’m very happy with how it all turn out. The delivery process was very stressful but it was also a lot of fun. I learn a lot and I’m very happy looking back at what we did.
U2 is one of the biggest rock band, so how did Martin can get them to featured on the song? Martin said Bono and The Edge jump on board after he sent them a rough demo of an idea he wrote that already had melody and some lyrics. Bono changed all of the lyrics and made it into his own and The Edge added his guitar. So it felt like a very organic collaboration. They record the song on June 2019 but since the tournament was delayed for 1 year due to pandemic, Martijn has to kept this a secret for a long time.
Martin Garrix is so excited to comeback doing shows and can’t wait to
I was I could say everything that’s coming up, but there’s a lot of exciting music and projects coming. I have a year of no show which was crazy. It’s a year where I had more time with family and friends but also to be more in the studio creating, experimenting, trying out new things. I’m very excited for the show to come back so I can tested out new materials live.
Martin also talk about AREA21, his fun and feel good project with American rapper Maejor. It turns out AREA21 name came from the name of his studio in his previous apartment. His studio was located on 21st floor and they call the room AREA21. The idea come 6 years ago when Martin and Maejor were in Amsterdam and they made some songs that they can’t really as Garrix or Maejor. So they decide to release it under AREA21 name and wrote a storyline about 2 aliens crash-landed on planet earth. The album delivery date (from Martijn to the label) is on 31st July and Martijn has finished 9 from 12 songs.
In the show, they also talk about Tiesto and how Martijn felt to be able to learn from his seniors, including Bono and The Edge. You can listen to the full interview here.
On April 30th, Martin Garrix post a video asking if fans want to be a part of his video. Fans has been wondering about which video he refer to, but we finally got the answer earlier today.
Martin Garrix has just announced the release of We Are The People (Martin Garrix Remix) through his Instagram story. He already tease the song a few days ago and the song had been used in EURO 2020 matches. The song will be release this Friday, 18 June 2021 and you can pre-save the track here.
This means fans will get 2 songs from Martijn this Friday. One is Mona Lisa from AREA21 and 1 is the remix of We Are The People.
Great news! After “La La La” and “Pogo”, AREA21 will soon release their next single. The 3rd single, titled “Mona Lisa” will be release this Friday, 18 June 2021. They first teased the single with a post hinting that they’re at Museum Louvre, Paris. The game that they publish to celebrate the release of Pogo also contain Mona Lisa image.
You can pre-save the song here. Are you ready for AREA21’s new single?
The Official UEFA EURO 2020 song, “We Are The People“, is a collaboration between Dutch DJ Martin Garrix with Bono and The Edge from U2. About this collaboration, the famous DJ and producer commented “Creating the music for one of the most important sport events in the world with Bono and The Edge has been an incredible experience. I’m very proud of what we did together and excited to finally share it with the world!”
From the beginning of the creative process, Garrix was clear that Bono’s voice was perfect for the song. The collaboration went further when Bono wrote the lyrics and created the melodies for the song and The Edge added the lead guitar riffs, resulting in a perfect blend of the signature sounds of all artists.
“We Are The People” is an anthem that everyone can sing, no matter where we are from. Especially in Europe, where the tournament will get the attention from the whole world. It wants to reflect the positivity, hope and determination necessary for the success of any team, in addition to offering a feeling of togetherness and unity.
Alongside the official song, Garrix also produced the official walkout music, as well as music for use in all official broadcasts. The release of the song is coincide with his 25th birthday, a testament of his impressive career to date.
Soon after he announced the release date for his EURO 2020 anthem, Martin Garrix finally revealed the collaborator of this big song. It’s none other than Bono and The Edge, the vocalist and guitarist of the famous rock band, U2.
On 4 May, Martin Garrix was seen in London with Hanni Hanna (a hairdresser) and Xavier Mbuyamba (a footballer), probably for the shooting of the music video. On the same day, Bono and The Edge was also seen in London.
The title of the song is We Are The People and it will be released on 14 May 2021. Actually Martin Garrix fans has guess the exact title from what they heard in the snippet of The Martin Garrix Show. It turns out they are right! You can pre-save the song on Spotify here.
In the previous interview, Martin Garrix has revealed that he will release the UEFA EURO 2020 theme song on May. Now he finally announce the exact date! Soon after giving hint by changing one of his playlist as Martin Garrix – UEFA EURO 2020 playlist, he confirmed the release date through his social media.
As suspected by several garrixers, Martijn really release his EURO song on his birthday. What’s better than celebrating your birthday? Celebrating it along with the release of your new song😁. There’s no announcement yet about the collaborator for this song (although a lot of garrixers actually already know). We can’t wait to get more announcement in the coming days! For now, let’s hear UEFA EURO 2020 intro which contain some part of the song.
Take a sneak peek on how Martin Garrix made the song in The Martin Garrix Show Season 4:
Are you ready to sing along to the EURO 2020 anthem? Comment below and let me know.
As one of the most successful DJ and producer on the planet, Martin Garrix has work with various brand. He now added another brand from his long list of partnership from Tag Heuer, 7UP, Armani Exchange, Adidas, AXE, and others as JBL announced him as their new global ambassador. JBL said they choose him due to a shared passion for creating fun and happy moments with music, which makes the superstar DJ/producer the perfect face of the upcoming product campaigns and live performances at JBL events.
“We have seen how Martin’s enthusiasm, excitement and essential energy sparks huge crowds into the highest levels of joy in life. At JBL, we create and share the same values by providing experiences and the best sound that connects people throughout the world”, said Ralph Santana, Chief Marketing Officer at HARMAN. “We are delighted to have Martin as an ambassador. He brings an energy that will connect with and excite our JBL fans around the world and we can’t wait to see this partnership flourish.”
About this partnership, Martin Garrix said, “JBL has been my go-to audio brand for a while, so I’m super excited I can now call myself a global brand ambassador. I’m always surrounded by music, so to collaborate with them creatively is an opportunity I couldn’t turn down”. During the partnership, Martin will closely collaborate with JBL on product launches, events and campaigns. Martijn said they got fun things coming up and ask people to stay tuned and he’ll be able to see his fans very soon. Seems like they will have a lot of event! I hope one of them is a livestream event where we can see Martijn live!
The music video for AREA21’s first single, “La La La”, has just released today. The gorgeous animation tell the story of 2 alien travelers who are chilling on space while organizing some kind of party. Unfortunately their good time must end early because their spaceship hit a satellite and the 2 aliens end up crashed-landed on earth. We can assume that the next music video will describe how the 2 aliens encounter human and see the condition of our planet. Since the theme of AREA21 is spreading a message of unity and good vibes, I can’t wait to see the next chapter of this story and of course the album!
Back to “La La La’, just like Garrix said in his TikTok live, the music is not super electronic. But it would make you bop your head regardless. In the music video, the alien who represent Martin Garrix is shown to play music instrument and DJ-ing. The lyric of the song is about how people like to judge and meddling in someone else’s business. AREA21 don’t care about what people said tho. They’re not going to take sh*t from anyone and won’t let other people control them. Like they said, “Quit the hate, where is the love?”, let’s learn to just mind our own business. The song is available from all major streaming platform and you could check it here. So what do you think about AREA21 new song? Comment below and let me know.
As previously reported, the first single for AREA21 will release on 9 April worldwide. They have revealed the title of their first single is “La La La”. You can listen to the teaser here:
The snippet has already available to use in TikTok video and by the time I write this article there’s already almost 12k videos using it as background music. Not to mention it’s also available as Tiktok filter.
The music video will be released soon in 18 hours. It’s an animation produced by renowned animation studio, Titmouse Inc. You can watch it later here:
Don’t forget to also subscribe to AREA21 Youtube channel because they’ll post more songs too there.