Bassnectar might be known for his heavy, start-and-stop dubstep jams, but "You & Me" — the latest track off his forthcoming Noise vs. Beauty — goes in a different direction, opening with a guitar line that could have been played by U2's the Edge, and quickly peaking with a lush, trance-inspired hook. W Darling provides the vocals.
"While I love each song for its own individual personality and details, I feel that 'You & Me' is my anthem," Bassnectar tells Rolling Stone. "It's a love song, but it's about friendship and family. It's about those basic human bonds of trust and loyalty, the feeling you get when you have a friend who will stand by you through thick and thin, no matter what, until the end."
The DJ tells us he's extremely ready for the release of Noise vs. Beauty. "I am more excited about NVSB than I have been about any of my previous albums," he says. "It is exactly how I envisioned it sounding and it was so much fun to create. It explores the relationship between the extreme and often opposing forces of noise (loud, wild, hysteria) and beauty (deep, vulnerable, emotional)."
The album will be released on June 24th and is available for pre-order here. Aside from one-off dates at venue like Colorado's Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Bassnectar will spend the next few months promoting the LP at festivals like Summer Camp, Electric Daisy Carnival, Tomorrowland and TomorrowWorld.