The 20-year-old producer’s breakthrough hit is a riff on Frankie Valli’s 1967 smash “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.”
It basically plays the chorus on a loop over a dreamy synth-scape that falls somewhere between Petit Biscuit and Kasbo. “I love you, baby, and if it’s quite all right,” featured vocalist Emilee coos. “I need you, baby, to warm these lonely nights.”
After being released in late 2019, “ily” immediately started doing numbers and soon caught the attention of Astralwerks. The song was rereleased in February and has continued to build momentum.
The calming cover has been streamed more than 32 million times on Spotify and is now lodged in the streaming giant’s top 50 most played songs around the world.