Even when we cover a producer like Nicky Romero, we need to be prepared for anything he throws at us. On our latest visit over to Protocol we checked out “Okay”, the latest single from Romero himself. Romero is one of the modern producers to change and mold today’s electronic music scene how he sees fit. Not only has he founded one of the most prolific modern electronic music movements, but he is also constantly on DJ Mag’s Top 100 list year after year and has attributed heavily to the global spread of electronic music. Romero continues to surprise us, even dropping a mini-doc series back in 2019 and multiple successful releases now that he’s back on the wagon. Hell, he even put on one hell of a performance at the London opening of the Call of Duty League eSports tournament. Romero’s list of accomplishments keeps growing, now including a brand new partnership with Fader Pro and a release of his own NFT collection!
“When it comes to the writing and production process, ‘Okay‘ was a very special track to work on together with MARF & Wulf. For me, it has become a song close to my heart. During these extraordinary times, the people that are close to me became more important than ever. The message behind ‘Okay‘ that we want to spread is that we should check on the people around us more often whether or not things are ‘okay.’ We should show them that we are there for them when they need us. Every line in the song has a deeper meaning, and I can’t wait to perform it live.” – Nicky Romero
“Lately, I feel that the people around us tell each other they are okay, while actually they’re not. We hope that they can open up a little bit more about how they really feel after listening to “Okay,” because no matter how you feel, it is okay!” – MARF
“It is cool to see different musical worlds colliding, and I am very happy with the unique connection I have with Nicky and MARF. We could feel it immediately, and I think you can feel it in the song as well. I already get goosebumps when I think of how “Okay” will sound live at a festival. Wouldn’t it be magical to hear everybody singing ‘together we’ll be okay, we will be okay‘?” – Wulf
A producer with many different variants and sounds under his belt, we find that when Romero strips back to his big room style is where we are hooked the most. Emotional yet completely danceable, “Okay” is the progressive house staple that Romero has had a knack for making even in the early stages of his career. To completely sell the track Romero recruits fellow Dutchman MARF to aid in the track’s production and Wulf as the singer/songwriter. Wulf’s soulful vocal performance is easily the track’s highlight, as the amount of soul that he injects into the single only elevates the emotional impact. “Okay” uses the emotive house sound as a vehicle to stress the importance of checking in on your loved ones, which has become especially relevant to the artists during the pandemic.
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