SLANDER Drops New Single “Wish I Could Forget” ft. blackbear and Bring Me The Horizon

GRAMMY-nominated American electronic music duo and producers SLANDER (Derek Andersen and Scott Land) independently have released their new single “Wish I Could Forget” featuring multi-platinum-selling singer, songwriter, and producer blackbear and GRAMMY-nominated, multi-platinum-selling quintet Bring Me The Horizon. The collaboration – first teased live by SLANDER last summer to over 18,500 fans at the Long Beach Arena – is a true worlds colliding moment, uniquely bringing in the sounds of all three accomplished artists. 

This cinematic song illustrates the feeling of a broken heart after a failed relationship, and how you wish you could forget what led you to such a pivotal moment in life.

The new single marks SLANDER's first time collaborating with the multi-platinum-selling artists. “Working with blackbear & Bring Me The Horizon was a dream come true and we are thrilled with how the final version has turned out! We have been fans of both of them for years, so to hear bear and Oli together on one track is truly incredible,” said Derek Andersen.
The official music video is directed by Emil Nava – the talented visual storyteller with directorial credits on videos from Calvin Harris, Ed Sheeran, Khalid, Ellie Goulding, and more. It begins with a close-up shot of blackbear before erupting into a blistering performance with sporadic camera transitions, imagery, and vocals from Oli Sykes of Bring Me The Horizon.
The release of “Wish I Could Forget” marks the start of an extremely busy year for the musicians and label heads, as SLANDER gear up to perform around the world. The guys head out to the desert with two sets at EDC in Las Vegas on May 21st followed by Tomorrowland, Lollapalooza Paris, a Las Vegas residency at Zouk, and more later this year.
SLANDER is an American DJ/Producer duo consisting of Derek Andersen and Scott Land based in Los Angeles, CA who are best known for their unique, emotional, melodic bass music sound. Known for their electrifying live performances, SLANDER has performed at global festivals such as Coachella, EDC, Lollapalooza, Tomorrowland, Ultra Music Festival, and more. The pair has become one of the hottest acts in dance music amassing over one billion streams and counting, and selling out massive venues such as Red Rocks Amphitheater.
In 2015, they joined NGHTMRE for the acclaimed Nuclear Bonds EP which clocked over a million downloads in 1 month. They continued to build a dynamic, diverse, and deep catalog highlighted by the gold-certified “All You Need To Know” [feat. Calle Lehmann] with Gryffin and double platinum-certified “Love Is Gone” [with Dylan Matthew] as well as popular tracks “Superhuman”, “First Time”, and “Feeling Gud.” Beyond remixes for everyone from Adele to Halsey, they joined forces with Illenium on “Lay It Down” [with Krewella] from the former’s Fallen Embers, which garnered a 2022 GRAMMY® Award in the category of “Best Dance/Electronic Music Album.” In 2022, they released their album “THRIVE.”
In addition to making music, SLANDER has added “label heads” to their resume after turning their popular Gud Vibrations brand into an official record label with good friend NGHTMRE in 2018. Shortly after, the pair branched out to start their own solo venture, Heaven Sent, with the goal of spotlighting a more melodic sound.
Now in 2023 they step into new territory once again launching their underground techno side project “Before Dawn” which debuts for the first time at EDC Las Vegas 2023.

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