Troye Sivan has collaborated with PNAU on the euphoric dance number You Know What I Need.
The first original new music from the Australian dance trio this year, the addictive summer track blends synthpop with modern disco grooves as Troye tells a lover, “You’re all that I want / You’re all that I need / And if it hurts me then / I don’t want it.”
In a statement, Troye said: “I’m so happy this song is coming out just before the Australian summer – it sounds like a beach festival to me and I am stoked to have it out.”
PNAU’s Nick Littlemore added: “Working with Troye again has been amazing! When we wrote this song we had no idea that we would get so lucky to have Troye Sivan singing and bringing his unbridled creativity to the world of PNAU.”
The track was accompanied by a groundbreaking, trippy visual with Troye in otherworldly, AI form.
Kuba Matyka, video producer, said the brief was “crazy from the beginning – make it look like a DMT trip” inspired by the Stargate sequence in sci-fi blockbuster 2001: Space Odyssey.
He continued: “I mean, this is the best brief we’ve ever got, and we recently used a brain-computer interface to develop real-time live visuals for Netflix and Hania Rani, so we’re used to weird and crazy stuff.”
PNAU memorably smashed the charts last year with their Elton John and Dua Lipa collaboration, Cold Heart, which topped the charts in the UK and became their first top 10 hit in the U.S.
One of the biggest songs of 2021, Cold Heart has been streamed over 1.5 billion times and won Top Dance/Electronic Song at the Billboard Music Awards and Best Collaboration at the American Music Awards.
PNAU have since contributed to the Elvis soundtrack and remixes to Diana Ross and Tama Impala’s Turn Up the Sunshine and Lizzo’s 2 Be Loved (Am I Ready).
Watch the music video for You Know What I Need here or below.