Enigmatic Canadian musician, producer, and vocalist, Sickick’s upcoming remix of Illenium’s popular track “Eyes Wide Shut,” featuring in-demand punk icons Avril Lavigne and Travis Barker, is sure to blow up the charts upon its release, July 14th.
Sickick’s talent and unique style have positioned him as one of the foremost DJs and artists in the world, with a staggering 15 million active followers and an astonishing 1 billion online views. With support from a dedicated fanbase, Sickick an incredible 4.14 million YouTube subscribers, 5.2 million TikTok followers, and over 200 million streams on Spotify.
Some of his notable collaborations include tracks with artists like Jay Sean, Post Malone, Madonna, Mark Morrison, Jocelyn Alice and Cali Rodi. Securing features Sickick has collaborated with various artists, showcasing his versatility and ability to work across different musical styles.
Sickick gained global recognition for his collaboration with music legend Madonna, reaching top ten on the Billboard Dance/Electronic Songs chart for the remix of her hit song “Frozen”. The song quickly went viral, accumulating more than 1.3 million appearances on TikTok and surpassing 136 million plays on Spotify.
Despite the wins, Sickick has had to tackle numerous difficulties during his musical voyage.
Over the years, he has battled anxiety and depression, and his signature mask has become an invaluable tool in overcoming these obstacles. While the mask doubles as a bold fashion statement, its primary purpose is to allow Sickick to fully express himself and redirect the focus from his personal identity to the art he creates.
Sickick explains, “By covering my identity, I believe my audience appreciates the art even more because I like to express all the emotions of the sound that I have created, having been through anxiety and depression myself, the mask helped me really hone in on my passion for creating music. It took the focus off the person and let the attention shift to the art I created and wanted to share with the world in the same form I see it as.”
When asked about the inspiration behind selecting this specific song for his latest creation, Sickick revealed his deep admiration for Avril Lavigne and Travis Barker. Being a long-time fan of both artists, Sickick couldn’t resist the opportunity to put his unique spin on the record after seeing Illenium collaborate with Avril.
Sickick cannot be more excited to to release the ‘Eyes Wide Shut’ remix, July 14th. Sickick revealed, “I wanted to make sure I had control over all the elements, and it was really important to me to envision a sound that would sound great on large speakers in the large crowds that Illenium brings out to all of his events,”.
Contrary to the usual challenges faced when remixing songs, Sickick expressed that this project was a breeze, completing the entire remix in just two days, “I chose this track on purpose because I knew exactly what to do with it. Call it a voice from the heaven of angels if you will, but I didn’t have a single dull moment when constructing this track”.
When asked about the emotions and messages he aimed to convey through this remix, Sickick’s response was simple yet powerful: “Energy! That’s it.” He described how he would close his eyes during production, envisioning the track being played in front of a massive crowd of 100,000 people, with hands raised high in the air—a truly epic release of energy. “I just want everyone to feel happy and lighter after having listened to the track,” he added. With his signature style and infectious energy, Sickick aims to leave a lasting impact on his listeners.
Looking towards the future, Sickick revealed his plans to focus more on creating original works. “I believe I’ve shown off my skills in the remix realm, and I will continue to do them, but now I’m fully focused on showing the world what I can do in the original area of my career, and I’m so excited,” he shared enthusiastically. Fans can anticipate even more groundbreaking and electrifying music as Sickick explores new horizons.
Sickick’s remix of “Eyes Wide Shut” solidifies the enigmatic artist’s ability to leave a mark on the music industry continues to push boundaries and leave his mark on the music industry, his fans eagerly anticipate what lies ahead in his extraordinary journey.