Stargate may not be a household name, but their countless hits have certainly invaded your brain at some point in time. You know who they are…
For over a decade now, the talented production team – Tor Erik Hermansen and Mikkel Eriksen – have developed quite the impressive resume penning smashes for some of pop music’s biggest names — from Beyoncé‘s “Irreplaceable” to Rihanna‘s “Rude Boy,” “Only Girl (In The World)” and “Diamonds,” to Katy Perry‘s “Firework” to Wiz Khalifa‘s “Black and Yellow” to Selena Gomez‘s “Come & Get It” and “Same Old Love,” to most recently, Coldplay‘s “Hymn for the Weekend” and Fifth Harmony‘s “All In My Head (Flex).” They’re non-stop hit-making machines!
In a surprising turn of events, Stargate have signed a recording contract with RCA Records to launch a project in their own right – and “Waterfall,” their debut single, is smash collaboration between their “Diamonds” hit-maker Sia and P!nk, who we haven’t heard from since last year’s “Just Like Fire.”
The track is an infectious, mid-tempo dancehall-flavored throb all about loosing control and surrendering to the love of a new romance. “I’ve lost control/ I paddle, but you’re too strong/ But I gotta trust your flow/ ‘Cause boy, I’m in your waterfall (waterfall),” the duo cry out on the pre-hook. “Oh, I’ve lost control/ And babe, it’s a relief to know/ I got you keeping me afloat/ When I’m in your waterfall.”
Although Sia and P!nk are a somewhat of a random pairing on paper (they’ve never worked together before), the collaboration makes total sense in song, as the two effortlessly take turns laying down their full-bodied vocals across the slick pop production – but really did you expect anything less? An anthem for true lovers and water – WIN!