Nicky Romero Releases “Why Do I Call,” A Radio-Friendly New Single

“Why Do I Call,” Nicky Romero‘s return to Virgin/Universal, is another appealing pop-leaning single. The Dutch super-producer returns with another melodious track that contains his progressive house tinges after previously releasing “Nights Like This” on the label. The song is about a man pursuing a long-lost love, even if his tactics are a little poisonous. Come on, buddy, I don’t want to be woken up at 5 a.m. by a phone call.

The song begins with a soaring vocal layered over violins and pianos. Despite the joyful tone, you can feel the pain in the vocals when the verse plays out over finger snaps. The chorus features a blend of progressive house violins and melody layered over a bubbling bassline, which follows the verse. It’s like an emo tune, sorrowful but danceable at the same time.

Check out the latest from Nicky Romero, “Why Do I Call” out now on Universal.