DUNCAN LAURENCE: DEBUT EP, ‘WORLDS ON FIRE’ PLUS NEW SINGLE, ‘SOMEONE ELSE’ IS OUT TODAY

Today, Capitol Records released Duncan Laurence’s debut EP, Worlds On Fire. Available HERE, the five-song collection includes the new single ‘Someone Else’ – one of three new songs – plus the global hit ‘Arcade‘, which has racked up more than 200 million combined worldwide streams, and ‘Love Don’t Hate It’. See below for track listing.

Laurence recorded ‘Someone Else’ in Los Angeles, working with a team of songwriters and producers including Brett “Leland” McLaughlin (Troye Sivan, Selena Gomez) and Bram Inscore (Icona Pop, Mayer Hawthorne). Download / stream ‘Someone Else’ and view the official lyric video here:

“‘Someone Else’ is about the feeling you can get when you’re all by yourself and your head starts spinning and replaying memories of a previous relationship,” explains Duncan Laurence. “The emotional roller coaster of constantly thinking of that one person you loved so deeply but who you can’t be with anymore. I think it’s a feeling a lot of people go through right now. Where you normally find comfort and distraction in your daily life, these days you are confronted almost every minute with those thoughts: like breaking up with a loved one and going crazy at the thought they’ve maybe already moved on to someone else…”

‘Someone Else’ is the follow-up to Laurence’s second single, ‘Love Don’t Hate It’, which appeared on 16 New Music Friday playlists, including the U.S. Premiering the official video, Billboard observed,

“[Laurence] mediates the battle between love and hate to a peaceful truce. As the growling guitar and low, thudding piano in the verses are stacked up against Laurence’s impactful falsetto, the song embodies the confrontation of polar forces with the singer elevating the brightest moments to a decisive victory.”

After its release last year, ‘Arcade’ took the No. 1 spot on Spotify’s Global Viral chart. With nearly 12 million U.S. streams included in the song’s 200+ million combined global streams tally, the Dutch artist has already had remarkable success stateside. The New York Times praised his performance of the “powerful” ballad at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest and The Guardian hailed it as “haunting.” Check out Laurence’s 1 Mic 1 Take performance of ‘Arcade’, filmed at the historic Capitol Studios:

Track Listing – Worlds On Fire
1. Beautiful
2. Yet
3. Arcade
4. Someone Else
5. Love Don’t Hate It

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