deadmau5 and Kiesza | “Bridged By a Lightwave” | Review

Article Contributed by Gibson Shaffer | Published on Friday, November 20, 2020

Nine minutes and twenty-two seconds of soul-piercing vocals and heavy electro come together to form deadmau5 and Kiesza’s new single “Bridged By a Lightwave” which was released Nov 10.

The musical odyssey which made its premiere on SIRIUSXM BPM and is Kiesza’s first-ever collaboration with deadmau5 brings him back to the dance floors destined to become another great work in his pantheon of female-fronted collaborations which also includes “Drama Free” featuring LIGHTS, “I Remember” with Kaskade, “Sofi Needs A Ladder” featuring SOFI, “Raise Your Weapon” featuring Greta Svabo Bech and the deadmau5 remix of Morgan Page’s “The Longest Road” featuring Lissie.

“Bridged By a Lightwave” was brought to light after years of just talking about collaboration between deadmau5 and Kiesza. Finally this year the plans were set into motion after deadmau5’ wife Kelly urged the two to finally lay down the framework for a new project.

“One night as I was heading to Norway from the UK to mentor young music students, my taxi hit a massive traffic jam and I soon realized I wasn’t going to make my flight,” Kiesza said in a press release. “We were at a standstill for almost an hour before we began inching toward the airport. But as I was sitting there peering out the window, like magic, all of a sudden the entire song just appeared. I pulled out my phone as fast I could to capture the words and they flew in. It was as if someone was threading the song into my mind from another dimension. By the time I finally arrived at airport, my flight had long departed, but ‘Bridged By A Lightwave’ had landed in this ‘3D place.’”

Fans who attended deadmau5’ early 2020 cubev3 live shows in New York City and Philadelphia were treated to the song during his technology-fueled sets. As the chorus goes, “Gone on a fast train, oceans of blank space, high on an aeroplane, bridged by a lightwave, all but a 3D place” it’s clear the story behind the song wove its way into the lyrics themselves, telling the tale of what seems to be two star-crossed lovers finding their way back to each other.

The new release quickly surpassed one million streams across all platforms, which is not a surprise given Deadmau5’ success in the music industry. As a diverse artist and producer, Deadmau5 is one of the world's most respected electronic music producers of modern times. Enjoying international chart success with his platinum-certified single "Ghosts 'n' Stuff," as well as "Professional Griefers," "Sofi Needs A Ladder" and "I Remember," he has also released seven critically acclaimed albums including an orchestral album.

Three days after the single was released, the music video for the radio-edit version of the song dropped on Youtube. The performance by Deadmau5 and Kiesza provided a glimpse of the live-show atmosphere we have all missed during 2020. The music video compiled footage from the recent drive-in tour and transformed it into a production that resonated with fans across the world. Deadmau5 continues his fall tour and will be performing in Aspen, CO in late December. For more information on the tour and tickets you can visit the Deadmau5 website,