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"Bridged By A Lightwave" is a standalone single by deadmau5 that was released on 10 November 2020 under mau5trap. Within the next couple of months, two remixes by Tommy Trash and Lamorn were released alongside an acoustic rendition of the song performed by Kiesza.

Background[]

Kiesza was originally contacted to feature on the song "Hyperlandia".[1] Initially, she struggled to come up with ideas for that track and even tried writing lyrics over a ukulele cover. It wasn't until her friend texted her a video of a light show in Japan that she found her first spark of inspiration.[2] Later, she drew further inspiration from being stuck in traffic, which caused her to miss her flight. She used the time in the taxi to write her lyrics and recorded a demo on her phone.[3] According to Kiesza, this process led her to develop a quiet delivery for her final vocals, which was a new experience for her.

When developing the song, Zimmerman slowed down Kiesza's vocals to fit a different instrumental. This led to them re-recording her lines and removing some of her additional verses entirely. In contrast to "Hyperlandia," which was a synthpop demo Zimmerman was working on since 2016, the new instrumental was a progressive house track.

The song was first previewed as an instrumental during the Cube V3 Tour in January 2020. It was later performed with Kiesza's vocals during Day of the Deadmau5 on 31 October 2020. While the song was originally set to release on 13 November[4], it came out three days earlier on 10 November 2020.

Lyrics[]

If I flew to Japan

And stood beside the waves with you

And danced across your face

Would we forget that we were strangers?

If I was there to take it in

And walk between the change in spaces

Dance through light in altered places

Would a fire begin?


Gone on a fast train

Oceans of blank space

High on an airplane

Bridged by a lightwave


If I went back in time

Removed the boulders that still chase us

Would we still let lust creatе us

Or would we start to climb?

If our dimensions werе the same

If I could touch you in the flesh

Fold the time and space between us

Would yours fall into mine?


Shadows on our stage

Here from another phase

Nothin' in our way

All but a 3D place

All but a 3D place

All but a 3D place

Bridged by a lightwave


If I flew to Japan

And stood beside the waves with you

And danced across your face

Would we forget that we were strangers?

If I was there to take it in

And walk between the change in spaces

Dance through light in altered places

Would a fire begin??


Gone on a fast train

Oceans of blank space

High on an airplane

Bridged by a lightwave

All but a 3D place


If I flew to Japan

And stood beside the waves with you

And danced across your face

Would we forget that we were strangers?

If I was there to take it in

And walk between the change in spaces

Dance through light in altered places

Would a fire begin?


Gone on a fast train

Oceans of blank space

High on an airplane

Bridged by a lightwave

Releases[]

Download[]

No. Title Length
1. "Bridged by a Lightwave" (Radio Edit) 2:53
2. "Bridged by a Lightwave" 9:23
3. "Bridged by a Lightwave" (Alternative Mix) 5:53
Total length: 18:09


Remixes[]

No. Title Length
1. "Bridged by a Lightwave" 9:22
2. "Bridged by a Lightwave" (Radio Edit) 2:52
3. "Bridged by a Lightwave" (Alternative Mix) 5:52
4. "Bridged by a Lightwave" (Acoustic) 3:12
5. "Bridged by a Lightwave" (Tommy Trash Remix) 3:41
6. "Bridged by a Lightwave" (Lamorn Remix) 4:58
Total length: 29:59


Trivia[]

  • Before its official release, the song was known as "Dimensions" by fans.
  • The original version of the song included bells in the breakdown, but these were sampled and later removed from the final mix because Zimmerman decided not to clear them.
  • The bassline of the Alternate Mix seems to interpolate Radiohead's "All I Need".

References[]

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