Listen to “Because,” a Surprisingly Restrained Skrillex and Ellie Goulding Collaboration

Pressing play on this song, I did not have high hopes, I really didn’t. But do you know what? “Because” by Skrillex, which delicately uses Ellie Goulding’s vocals is a calm and surprisingly relaxing track.

It’s a restrained, dreamy mix of gentle beats and angelic vocal samples, just the kind of music that could be playing as you wake up on a slow Sunday morning, and sounding more like something from Bondax or Star Slinger than what we’ve come to expect from Skrillex. The track, which is apparently two years old, appeared on Ellie Goulding’s debut mix, which was for Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show, and you can check that out below too.

Tracklist:

Jeftuz – That vibe (Burn rework)
Dunes- Tell me
Mariah Carey- Touch My body (Cyril Hahn remix)
How to Dress Well- Cold Nites
Vicktor Taiwo Feat Solomon- Digital Kids
Nick Nikon- Put it On Me
James Blake- Voyeur (Bear//Face bootleg edit)
Yung Lean- Kyoto
Big Sean- You Don’t Know feat Ellie Goulding
Dita- Pound Cake freestyle
The Weeknd Feat Drake- Live for (The ninetys // Hucci rework)
FKA Twigs- Papi Pacify (Nire remix)
Skrillex- Because

  • j

    Pretty sure it’s sampling her Active Child cover

  • g.uest

    That and also Figure 8 with the lyric ‘lovers hold on’.