When I first heard Melissa feature on “Ghosts", I couldn’t stop listening to it. I knew right away it was a massive hit.I was fortunate enough to have a connect with her management and reached out to her through mutual friends. I was really flattered that she was down to do a feature. I sent through a few ideas and we decided to focus on what has become “Higher”. I was blown away with what she came back with. The acapella instantly gave me chills and I immediately started building the track in my mind, listening to her raw vocals on repeat.
Knowing she was from Brisbane, Australia, I immediately started envisioning the inspiration she got being on the coast in a far away continent. I’ve haven’t been to Australia, yet, although Id love to play there some day soon, but for whatever reason I was hearing this winding Arabian kind of melody that became the foundation of the drop. When I sat down in the studio that night and started working with her vocals, I was psyched to nail the vocal drops that interplay with the melody and the rest of the track came together quickly. I’ve been listening to a lot of future house lately and I drew a lot of inspiration from that. I spent a lot of time trying to bring the level of production that her vocals deserved and in the end, I think we came up with something really special. Im fired up to hear your impressions and I really hope it gives you the same feeling I had when I first heard it.