A Swedish producer on the rise, with crossover appeal to burn, Tobtok blends house and disco vibes with EDM accessibility. His biggest hit so far has proved to be his 2015 reinterpretation of the Tracy Chapman classic “Fast Car.” He released the likewise vocal charmer “Rooftops” earlier this year, and now he follows with “Not Afraid,” which lands on Perfect Havoc at the end of this week.
This time, he’s recruited Lonestate to deliver the vocals and again offers a blend of house with a light touch of EDM. Tobtok lets the vocals rise to the fore, in the chorus in particular, with his partner Lonestate really amping the uplifting sentiments.
“‘Not Afraid,’ for me, is about being strong, united, and positive in dark times, which feels more relevant now than ever,” Tobtok says. “I’ve explored a more serious and darker sound with this tune, and with it, telling a different story than I usually do with my music.”
Available August 11 via Perfect Havoc.