In the world of music, “Goodbye” typically signals a farewell, but for electronic artist AVAION and vocalist Sam Welch, it marks the beginning of a stunning musical partnership. Their debut alliance has given birth to a captivating single released under Sony Music this autumn, offering an unfiltered narrative of resistance and heartbreak in the act of letting go.
While the theme may be deeply human, don’t expect a somber ballad. AVAION’s signature club-ready production takes center stage from the first beat. The track’s organic drum pad rhythm resembles a heartbeat, leading into AVAION’s distinctive warped synths that invite listeners to lose themselves in the music. Sam Welch’s emotive vocals soar to hypnotic heights in the chorus, leaving an indelible impression.
AVAION shared his excitement about the collaboration, stating, “I have always been a fan of Sam’s work. We connected on Instagram, and when he sent me the vocal idea for ‘Goodbye,’ I was instantly blown away. I had a clear vision of the direction we could take, so I pulled an all-nighter in the studio to complete the song that night. I am incredibly proud of the sound design and the variety of melodies in the song. We’ve created something significant.”
Sam Welch added his perspective on the collaboration, saying, “Like everyone else, I have been eagerly following AVAION‘s work over the last few years. We brainstormed ideas over a Zoom call, and AVAION worked his magic. A few short days later, ‘Goodbye’ was born. The lyrics were inspired by a poem I wrote about relationships, emphasizing that when times get tough, running away is the easiest option. But it doesn’t make things better. If you want to fix a relationship, you have to put in the work.”
Both AVAION and Sam Welch are maestros at channeling their innermost feelings into music that resonates with audiences. AVAION, a platinum-selling electronic artist, is gearing up for his most explorative offering yet with his 2024 debut album. Meanwhile, Sam Welch, a versatile producer, vocalist, and songwriter, has left his mark on major labels from Universal to Disco Wax and earned support from BBC Radio 1.
As “Goodbye” graces our ears, we can’t help but wonder why these two musical forces are only now aligning. Their electrifying debut collaboration is a testament to the power of their combined talents, leaving us eager to hear more from this dynamic duo.