Best dance act 2022 Brits award-winner Becky Hill teams up with Grammy-nominated dance music superstars Galantis on the banger of a new single, “Run,” – released today (25th Feb 2022) via Astralwerks.
Shot in Cape Town, South Africa, the official music video for “Run” was directed by Michael Holyk (Rag N’ Bone Man, Jake Bugg), who helmed Hill’s official video for “Sunrise in the East.”
“I’m so excited to release ‘Run’ with Galantis.” says Becky Hill. “I wrote it with my best friend MNEK, whom I’ve been writing with for 10 years. The magic I felt when we first wrote my single ‘Losing’ back in 2012, I still feel to this day when writing with him.
“I feel like every single I release has the potential to better the last one and this is no different, especially with Galantis featuring on the record, too. With their catalogue of hits with the likes of Little Mix and Years & Years, I’m very proud to be a part of another huge collaboration with them. This next phase of my artistry is an extension of me fully coming out as a popstar, but this time with a BRIT Award in hand!”
Galantis has enjoyed wide acclaim after the release of their debut album, “Pharmacy”, which topped the Billboard Dance album chart, earned numerous Platinum and Gold RIAA certifications and received two Grammy nods.
The collaborative project – led by Christian Karlsson (aka Bloodshy, one-third of Miike Snow) – has worked with a remarkable range of artists, including Dolly Parton (#1 at US Dance Radio, from their third album, Church,) Little Mix and David Guetta (on the 2021 summer smash “Heartbreak Anthem,” which debuted at #1 on the Worldwide iTunes charts and spent 13 weeks in the Top 10 of the UK’s Official Chart top ten), Years & Years, and more. Karlsson’s songwriting collaborators include Madonna, Kylie Minogue, Katy Perry, and Britney Spears.
The first of a string of releases due from Becky Hill this year, following her recent signing to Astralwerks, “Run” comes on the heels of “Here For You”, her collaboration with Wilkinson, which was written specifically for his album. After stand-out 2021 sets at Reading & Leeds and selling moire than 50,000 tickets for her sold-out U.K. headline tour, Beck has announced she’ll be performing at numerous 2022 festivals.
She was the third most-streamed British female solo artist on Spotify in 2021. “Remember” – a collaboration with David Guetta found on her debut studio album, “Only Honest On The Weekend”, entered the top five of the U.S. dance radio charts and was nominated for Song of the Year at the BRITS 2022. Becky has more than 180 songs registered with ASCAP – no mean feat considering only 17% of PRS for Music’s registered songwriters are female.
- See our review and pix from Becky Hill’s sold out 2021 tour – Birmingham show, October 2021: https://musicrepublicmagazine.com/2021/10/becky-hill-richard-fairlie-02-academy-birmingham-16th-october-2021/
Becky Hill (silver styling): Photo Jason Sheldon