Premiere: LCAW & Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s Dreamy “Hummingbird”
After generating more than 60 million streams with remixes, Germany’s LCAW (real name Leon Weber) dropped his first original in 2016. Since then, the electronic producer has won a loyal following with soaring bangers like “Man In The Moon” and “Desires.” He should reach an even bigger audience with “Hummingbird,” the first single from his debut EP, Meet In The Middle (due in March). It features UK pop legend Sophie Ellis-Bextor, who returns to the club fold after experimenting with folky sounds on Wanderlust and Familia.
“[It’s] a very personal track with a more downbeat vibe, I think this is one of the main reasons Sophie instantly felt connected to it,” LCAW explains. “Her voice has such a unique character and she added a whole other dimension to what I had made before we met. We had the recording session in a small studio in Notting Hill which hosted writing sessions for the likes of Adele, James Blunt and Lana Del Rey and it felt like there was a very special atmosphere.” The dreamy track introduces the rising hitmaker’s new sound.
“‘Hummingbird’ will mark the start of a fresh style for my music in 2018, a modern approach to disco and funk-infused dance music and I’m very happy that Sophie is part of it.” It turns out she is similarly enthused about the collaboration. “It was great to work with Leon who I think is very talented,” the pop star reveals. “We had a brilliant session and I am so happy with the way Hummingbird has turned out. It’s always exciting making new dance music and I can’t wait for everyone to hear it.” We are excited to premiere the track, which ranks as SEB’s best club moment since 2010’s “Not Giving Up On Love,” below.