‘Never Sleep Alone’ with New Kaskade Track

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By Melissa Mallin

It looks like Kaskade has finally made it back to the studio to make more of that sweet soulful music we all know and love. Monday, April 6, Kaskade unveiled his lead single “Never Sleep Alone” off his currently untitled eighth studio album and it’s more entrancing than ever. The track consists of a rousing modern house track featuring classic Kaskade productions such as soft, alluring vocals and a festival-ready build. The angelic soul-freeing lyrics sit atop a subtle, peaceful yet bouncy house beat that carries elegance to the ears. This is just the first track off his upcoming album, which just goes to show that with a little more patience, the album will be well worth the wait.

The song was first played during Kaskade’s surprise B2B performance with Skrillex on Holy Ship.

“The track ‘Never Sleep Alone‘ could be taken so many ways,” Kaskade writes on his website. “I hesitate to tell people what it means to me, because I want my listeners to imprint their own circumstance on it. That’s what makes it meaningful to them. The track is interesting because it conjures up so many moods. Essentially, the big picture meaning for me is this: we never sleep alone; Nobody does.

 


There’s a whiplash effect that happens pretty much every time I play on the road. While performing, I can almost tangibly feel the thousands of eyes on me accompanied by thousands of hands reaching for me. We all sing the same songs and move to the same strenuous beat and it creates this crushing feeling of belonging. Belonging, not just for me (I hope) – it’s a feeling that blankets the room. It is the opposite of isolation – it is desegregation and connectedness; it is unity.

In what seems like only moments later, I move from this sweaty and loud but peaceful state to a much-too-quiet hotel room. The door is locked, there’s usually some kind of buzz from a heater or air conditioner (or maybe it’s just in my ears) and then there’s me. I’m expected to sleep because I’m told that’s what people do. But, it’s euphoric what we all do together, at these shows. And it’s really hard to come down. I cannot sleep because I never sleep alone. I am haunted by a mind that won’t stop racing, one that is fed by the energy of the thousands of eyes and hands and smiles.

It’s difficult to turn the night off – I can’t shut it down. I am sleeping with these thoughts; I am sleeping with what just happened, I am sleeping with all the feelings of the night and the eyes and hands and hearts of everyone I just spent time with.

I never sleep alone.”

Click here to read more about what Kaskade has to say about the new song and click here to purchase the new track!

Kaskade “Never Sleep Alone” Lyrics

You know I’m tired
of living like a ghost
God only knows,
I’ve given more than most

I cover up scars
that emptiness has caused
When the chemicals take
will it be me you dream of

There’s a heartbeat
Somewhere
Love, I’m gonna find you there
In the darkness
Sleepless
Love, I wanna have you near

We never sleep alone
Never sleep alone
Never sleep alone
Never sleep alone

You shake me up
The moment before sleep
You’re calling out
The demons inside me

And, when they’re gone
the hours I’m awake
I take these pills
and pray to God they’ll take

There’s a heartbeat
Somewhere
Love, I’m gonna find you there
In the darkness
Sleepless
Love, I wanna have you near

We never sleep alone
Never sleep alone
Never sleep alone
Never sleep alone

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