Illenium evokes emotive digital sound in new single, 'Pray'

Ever adept at placing a steadiness between expressive supplicatory lyrics, temperate melodies, and bass, Illenium illustrates his means to seamlessly mix these components in his new single, “Pray.” The emotive quantity sources its vocal contribution from featured artist, Kameron Alexander, whose raspy vocal tone lends a ruggedness to the observe’s comfortable, mellifluous opening. Gentle guitar plucks undergird Alexander’s vocal, to information the track to a lush, future bass-leaning flood of sound that serves because the track’s first drop.

The placidity of “Pray” ultimately provides solution to what materializes as a sonic plot twist, a gritty dubstep bridge that lends an edge to the one’s sedative character. Illenium will acknowledge “Pray” because the ID that Illenium initially debuted throughout his current efficiency at Atlanta’s Believe Music Hall in February.