VIDEO: Steve Aoki Debuts Music Video for 'Lie to Me'
Today, 2x Grammy-nominated DJ and Producer Steve Aoki, releases the visual and four new remixes of the club ready smash "Lie to Me" featuring Norwegian singer Ina Wroldsen (most notably on Calvin Harris' "How Deep is Your Love") via Ultra Music. The first remix package released last Friday as seen on Billboard here, one of which was done by Aoki himself.
The song expresses the universal feeling of falling out of love and feeling distant in a relationship, but still trying to hold on. The video captures what appears to be Aoki up close and personal, but then we come to realize that it is a wax figure and melts away. He visually transforms throughout the video, and as the layers are peeled away, he becomes unrecognizable as if he isn't the same person at all. The video represents Aoki making both a physical transition, as displayed in the video, and a musical transition approaching the debut of the newest chapter to his Neon Future album series, Neon Future III.
Nicky Romero Remix
The remix reshapes the original sound into a luring beat that captivates the ear. Returning to its base, the beat is met with a lengthy instrumental section, differing greatly from the eerie opening. The combination of an ominous undertone leading up to a high energy, high tempo song makes for a unique dance hit.
Nicky Romero Festival Edit
This remix begins with a consistent rhythm led by a singular piano key. The slow beat comes head to head with a powerful, electric concentrated sound, while Ina's voice simultaneously echoes in the background.
Ina's voice catapults this remix and is then confronted with a harsh strong beat. Throughout the duration of the concentrated intense rhythm, listeners can hear Ina's voice parrot the pulsing rhythm with the word "Lie." Ina's effortless vocals matched with the tenacious beat shapes into an energetic remix.
Maurice West Remix
Ina's vocals lie upon a slow singular beat comparable to a heart monitor. The beat then comes to a slow halt before it drops into an insanely fast rhythm.
About Steve Aoki:
Two-time Grammy-nominated producer/DJ Steve Aoki is one of today's most successful American cross-genre artists, collectively counting 1.5 billion music streams on Spotify, with an additional 2 billion music streams on YouTube. As the founder of the trendsetting record label, events/lifestyle company, and apparel line Dim Mak Records, which he founded in 1996, Aoki has helped launch the careers of global acts like The Chainsmokers, Bloc Party, The Bloody Beetroots, The Gossip, and The Kills, among many others. Dim Mak today counts more than 1,000 official releases from the biggest acts and most buzzing newcomers across EDM, indie rock, hip-hop, and beyond over its two-decades-plus discography. As a solo artist, Aoki boasts a lauded discography that includes: Wonderland (2012), his debut solo album, which garnered him his first-ever Grammy nomination for Best Dance/Electronica Album; the Neon Future series, which includes Neon Future I (2014, certified gold by the RIAA), Neon Future II (2015), Neon Future III (November 2018), and Neon Future IV (spring 2019); and the hip-hop centric Steve Aoki Presents Kolony (2017). His genre-defying collaborations also include original songs with A-listers like Lil Yachty and Migos ("Night Call" from Kolony, 2017); One Direction's Louis Tomlinson on the global hit "Just Hold On" (2016), which debuted at #1 in more than 40 countries and has since gone gold or platinum in 18 countries; and Daddy Yankee, Play-N-Skillz, and Elvis Crespo on the Spanish-language track "Azukita" (2018). In 2016, Aoki released the Netflix Originals documentary film I'll Sleep When I'm Dead, which earned him his second Grammy nomination for Best Music Film and globally released in more than 190 countries. Recognized by Forbes as one of the top 5 world's highest paid DJs and the world's hardest working DJ, Aoki is "one of the most in-demand entertainers in the world" (Billboard), counting more than 250 tour dates per year, with past performances at nearly every top festival around the world including Coachella, Ultra Music Festival, Lollapalooza, Fuji Rock Festival, Tomorrowland, Electric Daisy Carnival, and more. As a fashion designer/entrepreneur, Aoki has collaborated with major fashion and lifestyle brands like Converse and Bathing Ape and serves as a global ambassador for several international brands including ASICS and Diesel. In 2016, he also debuted his very own Dim Mak Collection streetwear line, which he later presented at New York Fashion Week in 2017. In 2012, Aoki founded THE AOKI FOUNDATION, which primarily supports organizations in the brain science and research areas and has donated more than $500,000 to date. www.steveaoki.com