Peking Duk have just released their brand new single ‘Let You Down’ featuring Swedish electropop duo Icona Pop. Peking Duk’s latest collaboration is a modern heartbreak melody and the first to feature vocals from one-half of the duo, Adam Hyde.
Flowing through the different stages of heartbreak, Peking Duk and Icona Pop have created the perfect break-up song for their generation. With razor-like synths and thundering drum beats, the electrifying rhythm in ‘Let You Down’ beautifully contrasts with both artist’s emotive vocals and sad lyrics.
Peking Duk talk about the inspiration behind the song: “It is loosely based off the story in the movieCandy from Heath Ledger's perspective. We honestly just felt like the happy melodies would be far more interesting with a sad story through the lyrics. Weirdly, the story in Candy is far more relatable than it seems on first glance. Many people are actually in scenarios or relationships where they know they are bringing the other person down. This is the hard part; trying to tell them to leave so you don’t let them down.”
The release of ‘Let You Down’ follows the buzz from Peking Duk’s recent incredible performance at Splendour In The Grass which has been hailed as “one of the most insane sets of the entire weekend, possibly even in Splendour history” by Huffington Post and similarly as “one of the best sets of Splendour 2017” by Pedestrian.TV. Watch the awesome wrap up video HERE.
Check out their new single below and let us know what you think!