Everyone wants love that makes them feel secure and happy. Embodying this desire is Montreal producer-songwriter AZËE and his new single “Close Your Eyes”, which features vocals from singer J.O.Y.
Check out “Close Your Eyes” on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HOrfXP0bBg
The song opens with J.O.Y’s soothing vocals as he asks the listener to not give up and have faith in love as they lay down to rest. J.O.Y.’s vocals are accompanied by encouraging lyrics and an upbeat, dreamy EDM beat that encourages the listener to dance and relax.
“Yea the world is not over yet
Forget all we need for now
If I say I’m going your way
I won’t let you down for now
I know it’s hard just close your eyes
I won’t be gone I’ll stay tonight”
In fact, the song can almost be considered a lullaby hidden in a dance track. J.O.Y’s angelic vocals and AZËE’s psychedelic EDM production makes the song versatile. This song could easily be listened to while studying, winding down for the night, or going out on the town.
Listen on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/track/6rAWHgRnOxvOaaTM5ApzkA?si=0f1834d3ca8d46a5&nd=1
Of the song’s inspiration, AZËE states the song was inspired by two of the biggest loves in his life. “I wrote this song while we were at a chalet in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, with my daughter and my girlfriend. They fell asleep on the couch while watching a movie and to be honest the movie wasn’t so good, so I took my laptop and my keyboard and just started to write guitar chords and then everything else started flowing so easily.”
On the surface, the song seems like just another pop song about romantic love. Yet AZËE’s inspiration for it sheds some new light on what your ideal love could look like. After all, romantic love is not the only love and one can also find it with a loyal friend or family member. This, along with the production, adds deeper meaning to the song.
AZËE’s collaboration with J.O.Y. was a no-brainer for him. He explains, “It took me no more than thirty minutes to write the lyrics. When I was done, I sent the song to the amazing singer J.O.Y to sing on it. I must say his energy matched perfectly and did a wonderful job of capturing the essence of the words and melody. This song is just my way of showing that love has a powerful hold on all of us.
AZËE’s career began in 2016 when he opened up his first recording studio. By working within the genres hip hop, R&B, and pop, he gradually gained the recognition of Canadian music artists such as Day Vee and Angela.
In 2020 he did a collaboration with one of the top Montreal producers’ Ruffsound, on a song named “Baila”, a reggae electro-pop influenced track. The song reached the Top 100 BDS radio charts in Quebec. In April 2022, AZËE dropped his first single alongside artist DAEVØ called “Me and You”. It earned him a feature on EDM.com, the number one electronic music blog.