Audien is back with his first single of 2023, “Antidote.” Teaming up with London-based, classically trained musician turned electronic producer Codeko, and enlisting JT Roach on vocals, “Antidote” is classic Audien. Blissful progressive house synths, brilliant vocals and melodic piano before a euphoric drop.
Like so many of Audien’s songs, “Antidote” is endearingly positive and upbeat. The lyrics are really blue-collar, we all live in tough times, let’s find peace and solace in those around us. An “Antidote” to the stress and pressure of real life. This is a song that should slide in seamlessly into Audien’s live sets. Here’s what everyone had to say about making the track.
“’Antidote’ is my first record with Ed, [Codeko]. During the PHND tour, we played a lot of shows together and I truly realized how alike we were. We truly have the same ear for things and I think our heart is in the music similarly. JT was the absolute perfect singer for this as well. The song is about staying centered around commitment, being that person for someone you love. In many ways the music I’m making today is that commitment to myself. Staying true to what speaks to me.” – Audien
“’Antidote’ was written when Audien and I were on his tour together towards the end of last year. Our music taste has always been pretty similar and so when he suggested we write something together, it couldn’t have gone much more smoothly. We worked on it traveling between shows in hotels & airports, and within a few days we were already playing it out live. A few weeks later JT tracked the vocals and it was finished!” – Codeko
“The theme of ‘Antidote’ resonates with me as it speaks of being a source of peace in a world of chaos and toxicity, which many of us definitely can relate to. As many people find their peace alongside sports or hobbies, I found mine across my friends & colleagues who always were there when I needed them the most. Having a strong & supportive community in Los Angeles has helped me make it through the hard times and has become my ‘Antidote’ in my life.” – JT Roach
Check out the latest from Audien & Codeko, “Antidote” featuring JT Roach, out now on Armada.