Tiësto taps John Legend for 'Summer Nights' | EW.com

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Tiësto taps John Legend for summer sizzler, 'Summer Nights'

It’s been two years since Tiësto nabbed a Grammy for his drop-heavy remix of John Legend’s “All Of Me,” and now the Dutch producer has tapped the crooner for a dancey new single, “Summer Nights.”

The track tones down Tiësto’s usually high-thrill beats, opting for slow, sweeping verses and a subtle electro pulse. Tiësto says the stylistic sidestep was intentional, as he wanted to craft a song representative of both musicians’ sounds.

“We wanted to make a record that mixed the energy from my club tracks with [Legend’s] amazing soulful take on pop music and I’m really happy with the result,” Tiësto said in a release. “This record is definitely a bit of a musical departure for me but it was important to us that the end result really emphasize John’s funky soul vibe.”

Tiësto last released 2014’s A Town Called Paradise, his fifth studio album. Legend is currently helming WGN America’s period drama Underground as an executive producer, and plans to release his fifth record later this year.

Listen to “Summer Nights” below.