Skrillex drops Real Spring with Bladee, plus first music video of 2023

Watch Skrillex’s first music video of the year for Real Spring with producer Bladee.

Skrillex drops Real Spring with Bladee, plus first music video of 2023
Emily Carter

We haven’t even gotten through the first month of the year yet, and Skrillex has just unveiled his fourth new song of 2023.

Following a break from music and the limelight, the From First To Last man has returned in a big way – and now he’s unveiled Real Spring with producer Bladee, along with an accompanying music video which is Skrillex’s first of the year.

Taking to Twitter on his 35th birthday a couple of weeks back, Skrillex explained that he’d “been gone” for a while after experiencing “the toughest year of my life” in 2022, and finding himself “with no drive and purpose for the first time in my life”. “My mother passed away a few years back 2nd day of [Lollapalooza] tour in SA. I never ever coped with it…” he wrote. “I drank the pain away and kept going.

“People ask why ‘I’ve been gone’ or ‘fell off’, rightfully so. Like I said, 22 was sort of my tipping point, I had to put everything on ice especially my projects/ career. The truth is I didn’t cancel sunset and movement festival because of my albums. It we because I was working on myself.”

He continued: “For the first time in 4-5 years I’ve found a new sense of peace. It took so much work and sacrifice to get here.”

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