A Star-Studded Extravaganza: Stream David Guetta’s ‘7’ LP In Full
David Guetta worked with a star-studded cast of collaborators on his aptly titled seventh LP, 7. The French DJ dropped his latest collection today (September 14), and it includes several previously released bangers and a bevy of future hits. The release schedule traces all the way back to last June, when he dropped the Justin Bieber-assisted “2U.” After soaring into the Top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100, he joined forces with Martin Garrix and Brooks on “Like I Do” and Sia on “Flames.” The tropical-tinged latter failed to make an impact in the US but dominated dance floors across the globe this summer. Guetta is gearing up for a similar run alongside Anne-Marie. The Brit contributed a compelling vocal line on the project’s current single, “Don’t Leave Me Alone.” After amassing more than 53 million streams on Spotify, it is showing signs of growing into a late-summer smash.
Nicki Minaj, Jason Derulo and Willy William hopped on the equally club-ready “Goodbye,” which arrived alongside the vibey Black Coffee and Delilah Montagu-assisted “Drive” last month. That barely scratches the surface of the double-release, though. The impressive tracklist includes a second collaboration with Sia as well as contributions from Bebe Rexha, J Balvin, Madison Beer, Jess Glynne and more. It turns out the Aussie siren saved her better release for last. Her voice soars over Guetta’s exceptionally produced beats on “Light Headed.” Although “Flames” was cute, this feels like a better meeting place for the “Titanium” pair.
Meanwhile, Bebe and J Balvin take center stage on “Say My Name,” which should absolutely be released as a single in the near future. The Latin-tinged bop sees the pair trying to rectify a relationship before it collapses. “Say my name, say my name. If you love me, let me hear you,” the Expectations siren desperately pleads on the chorus. Built around a sensual production, this will be on repeat for weeks on end. Glynne is joined by Stefflon Don on “She Knows How To Love Me,” which is a sassy pop-leaning anthem featuring a powerful vocal line.
Madison Beer’s “Blame It On Love” is a sublime serving of pop perfection. On it, the “Home With You” hitmaker makes a strong case for getting more serious with a friend. “We do it again. On nights we’re alone, say that we won’t be more than just friends. I know that you’re home so pick up your phone. Cause I wanna be where you are,” she coos. In a press release she expressed her joy about the collaboration. “I always wanted to do a song with David Guetta when I was young and now It’s actually real,” she gushed. “He’s so talented and an amazing person. His energy is next to none.”
Saweetie, G-Eazy, Lil Uzi Vert and Mally Mal front some of the album’s biggest rap features. The former delivers feisty lines on “I’m That Bitch.” This will be right at home in the clubs. Stevo Aoki assisted with “Motto,” which brings the latter trio together. In comparison, “Let It Be Me” interpolates a sample of Suzanne Vega’s iconic “Tom’s Diner.” This alone alludes to the collection’s sheer versatility. Guetta has compiled a collection that hops genres almost every song. Years into his career, he displays an uncanny ability to select collaborators, and the album is all but overflowing with potential hits as a result.
The iconic producer reflected on what the project and its title mean to him in a press release. “7 is a magical number and represents a full cycle to me. When you’re just starting out as an artist you go step by step and it’s only positive energy; passion, love, challenges. And then the second phase if you’re successful is when you’re at the top and the energy changes to fear, because when you’re at the top you cannot go up any more. And now I feel like I’ve reached a third phase where I just want to put a lot of music out that I love,” he explained. “This is why 7 is a perfect name to me, because I feel like I’m going back to my original energy which can be heard in this album.”
Give the album a listen below to pick a favorite!