Release Date : Sep 22, 2023
Medium : Streaming + Video
Label : STMPD RCRDS
Produced by : Martin Garrix, Llyoiso
In June 2023, Martin Garrix played 3 sold-out shows at Brooklyn Mirage in New York. During this short visit in the American city, he also made a surprise appearance at JBL Store and spent a day in studio with the South African singer, songwriter, and producer Llyoiso. During this session, they recorded 2 songs together and started working on a third one. One of this songs is Real Love.
As this was an upcoming radio single, Martin Garrix premiered Real Love during his show at Ushuaïa Ibiza on August 24th, 2023. He played it again the follow days at Creamfields (UK) and in Le Touquet (France).
Real Love was released on September 22nd, 2023, 8 days after his season finale at Ushuaia Ibiza. A lyrics video was also out on that day.
“I first came across Lloyiso when I saw one of his covers online and was immediately blown away by his amazing voice, it took quite some time for us to finally meet in person, but we clicked instantly, both on a personal and creative level. Our studio sessions have been amazing, and I’m super excited to share the first outcome of those sessions with everyone.”
- Martin Garrix
“When Martin & I first met, we immediately became friends, we went out all night in New York listening to live music, going to bars. A few days later we hit the studio together and recorded 3 songs in one session – it was mental. I can’t wait for the fans to hear everything we’ve worked on, starting with ‘Real Love.'”
Fun fact : The photo of the cover art was taken in New York, on the 18th Street between 7th and 8th Avenue.