PNAU - All Of Us feat. Ollie Gabriel
27 Aug 2019
With the luminous glow of their most recent hit ‘Solid Gold’ still smouldering across radio stations and streaming platforms worldwide, Australian trio PNAU are promptly stoking the flames for their hungry fans with their next epic creation ‘All Of Us’ – an undeniable dance anthem, as euphoric as it is energetic. Forever progressing their style and sound, PNAU welcome US singer Ollie Gabriel into the creative fold for the first time as feature artist, delivering a soulful vocal, urging people to come together, be free and lose themselves to dance.
PNAU’s Nick Littlemore explains the meaning behind the song, “’All Of Us’ is in essence what PNAU has always stood for; togetherness. I found this feeling as a young teen on the warehouse floors of rave parties and clubs of the underground. As kids in an adult scene we were taken in by the older, wiser revellers; we were open eyed and filled with wonderment. In those places, those hidden spaces, we found acceptance and love. It’s that feeling, doing what humans from all cultures have done since the dawn of time - we danced. Just like Havelock Ellis had understood, that the ritual of dance is really the most human instinct of all, and dance is full of love and creativity. This song speaks to that sensation. This is our ode to the ritual that we’ve in so many ways dedicated our lives to. You don’t need to know the steps or be an expert; you just need to lose yourself to dance.”
Littlemore came across Ollie Gabriel on a random night out in his adopted home of Los Angeles. “I was instantly drawn to him and his energy,” he explains. Hailing from Louisiana, Ollie Gabriel was inspired by a diverse musical upbringing. He started playing piano and writing songs when he was only 8 years old. After high school he joined the army to pay for college, and was activated twice to go to Iraq post 9/11. Ollie most recently graced US prime time TV on NBC’s Songland performing for guest judge John Legend. Prior to this, Ollie broke out with a European radio hit in 2017 with his single ‘Running Man’.
PNAU is the multi-platinum selling, ARIA award winning electronic act of Nick Littlemore (Empire of the Sun), Peter Mayes and Sam Littlemore, famed for their extensive career born out of the underground clubs and festival dancefloors of Australia. PNAU also hold the acclaimed title of giving Elton John his first UK No.1 album in 22 years when they collaborated with the legendary Rocketman on the 2012 album ‘Good Morning To The Night’. Sir Elton discovered PNAU’s music on an Australian tour and handed over his enormous back catalogue of music to them to rearrange and remix - a moment of serendipity in PNAU’s stellar career, with their relationship with Elton continuing to this day.
With a catalogue of their own hits and multiple albums behind them, PNAU have enjoyed a powerful renaissance over the past few years, with multi-platinum hits ‘Go Bang’ and ‘Chameleon’ becoming inescapable on the airwaves in their home country of Australia and climbing the Billboard Dance charts in the US. Their most recent single, the disco-tinged ‘Solid Gold’, embedded PNAU as the most cutting edge electronic act to watch on a global scale, finding a loyal fan base amongst the most influential decision makers at BBC Radio 1, triple j and streaming services across the globe.
‘All Of Us’ is the next chapter in the continually unfolding narrative that is PNAU. Listen, dance and be elevated with its uplifting message of joy and escapism.
PNAU will be returning to Australia at the end of this year for a run of festivals. Catch them on the below dates.
29 Dec 2019 Falls
Festival Marion Bay
30 Dec 2019 Falls Festival Lorne
31 Dec 2019 Falls Festival Byron Bay
01 Jan 2020 Field Day Sydney
04 Jan 2020 Falls Festival Fremantle