Illenium’s New Single,
‘God Damnit’ With Call Me Karizma,
Is Out Now
Denver-based US artist Nick Miller, known professionally as Illenium, releases his brand new single “God Damnit” with Call Me Karizma today via Astralwerks and Virgin EMI for the UK. Download / stream“God Damnit” HERE.
The track represents yet another bold progression for the artist and producer. He crafts an upbeat and unpredictable soundscape punctuated by clean guitar, handclaps, and wavy beats. His instantly recognizable production adds cinematic scope to the track as Minneapolis rapper and singer Call Me Karizma veers between confessional verses and a ponderous hook: “If there’s a God, why’d he make me? All of these flaws is all that I see. If there’s a God, I don’t believe someone as perfect as you would love me. Goddamnit!”
“God Damnit” arrives hot on the heels of ILLENIUM’S latest single “Take You Down.” Within two months, it impressively clocked upwards of 13 million global streams and counting. Meanwhile, the song earned the attention of Billboard, Your EDM, and more with its honest and heartfelt message addressing his struggles with addiction.
On November 21, he launches the Awake 2.0 US Tour with a sold-out three night stand at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, CA. He jets to the East Coast on December 13 for three consecutive sold out nights at Terminal 5 in New York City before performing in Aragon Ballroom in Chicago and closing out 2018 in Huntington Beach, CA on December 31. Check out the full itinerary below.
With his emotionally charged approach to electronic music, ILLENIUM makes an enduring connection with everything he does. Expect that connection to only grow stronger in 2019 and beyond.
Illenium creates immersive emotional experiences, displaying an adeptness for crafting aural arrangements that vary in style, beauty, complexity and depth. With two full-length albums to his credit and sundry singles and remixes, he has surpassed the one billion stream mark across his discography.
His debut album, Ashes, was released to critical acclaim in early 2016. Awake followed in 2017 and hit #1 on in the iTunes Electronic Dance Charts in 12 countries. Named one of the “10 Best Dance/Electronic Albums of 2017” by Billboard, it included such singles as “Feel Good” (with Gryffin featuring Daya) and “Crawl Outta Love.” Praising the album as “a gorgeous collection of future bass, piercing vocals, and barefaced lyrics,” Dancing Astronaut said, “While it might seem premature to call an album a ‘masterpiece,’ no other title would fit Awake so well.” Billboard observed, “The phoenix is Illenium 's mascot, and Awake is the emergent moment of that story.”
Illenium’s Awake Live headline tour captivated audiences across the US, and sold out such renowned venues as The Shrine, Terminal 5, Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, Aragon Ballroom and Red Rocks. His remix of Flume’s “Say It” earned him an Electronic Music Award for “Best Remix” in 2017. Illenium’srecent collaborations include “Don’t Give Up On Me” with Kill The Noise ft. Mako and “Gold (Stupid Love)” with Excision ft. Shallows.