"Where You Are" by John Summit and HAYLA Lives Up to the Hype: Listen
“Where You Are” transports us to a remote locale, where our shared human longing is expressed in a sweaty club, singing in unison.
Dance music is a genre defined by moments.
The collective euphoria of hearing Avicii’s “Levels” in a festival set. The hope and glory of Swedish House Mafia’s “Don’t You Worry Child.” The triumphant return of Skrillex.
And when the clock struck midnight, John Summit threw his hat in the ring by dropping his long-awaited single, “Where You Are,” a collaboration with rising vocal powerhouse HAYLA.
Summit scattered breadcrumbs of “Where You Are” in DJ sets throughout 2022, leaving on edge fans who ultimately dubbed it the “song of the summer” before they’d heard more than a 10-second snippet. And with evocative lyrics, flawless production and HAYLA’s arena-caliber voice, they’re reveling in this moment—and the unparalleled satisfaction of music that lives up to the hype.
The track is a quick build—the first few piano chords disappear into aching synths, Hayla’s voice bolstered by a beat reminiscent of old deadmau5, with whom she collaborated on Kx5’s stunning debut, “Escape.” We’re transported to a remote locale, where our shared human longing is expressed in a sweaty club, singing in unison.
As “Where You Are” takes on a colossal life of its own, we can only hope this won’t be the last of the duo. Take a listen to “Where You Are” below and find the new track on streaming platforms here.
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