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.”
Watch the video for Real Spring below: