• Muzik First


Grammy-nominated producer and dance artist Alesso joins forces with Marshmello, featuring singer-songwriter and guitarist James Bay to release “Chasing Stars." "Chasing Stars" perfectly captures the overall essence of each artist, infusing their sound into a radio-friendly smash. Bay's immaculate vocals lead the way alongside gorgeous piano chords. A catchy guitar riff quickly joins while soaring synths take center stage during the hook. Directed by Jake Jelicich (Dua Lipa, Niall Horan), the fantastically surreal visual for “Chasing Stars” finds Bay working the counter at a video store and scanning through a stack of VHS tapes. As the video unfolds, he becomes more and more mesmerized by the deeply intimate, home-movie-like scenes onscreen — and by the beguiling woman who appears in each tape — and soon ends up fully transported into those memories. In a particularly clever twist, the video store’s walls are plastered with posters bearing images of Alesso and Marshmello. In addition, a number of the VHS sleeves also feature Alesso and Marshmello, brilliantly stylized in classic B-movie aesthetic. “Chasing Stars” is a follow-up to "Progresso Vol 2," released in early June and the second installment in a series that began with 2019’s Alesso Mixtape "Progresso Volume 1."