A Grammy-nominated producer, DJ Snake is a Frenchman at the forefront of the electronic trap music movement, having taken the genre to the charts with his 2013 single “Turn Down for What” featuring Lil Jon. He scored an additional mainstream hit in 2015 with “Lean On,” a multi-platinum, global chart-topper that featured Major Lazer and vocalist MØ, before topping that song’s success with 2016’s Justin Bieber collaboration “Let Me Love You,” which landed on Snake’s debut, Encore. Born This Way Born William Grigahcine, Snake’s production work on Lady Gaga’s 2011 effort Born This Way earned him a Grammy nod when it was nominated for Album of the Year in 2012. Also that year, he signed with Diplo’s imprint Mad Decent and released the single “Bird Machine” on the label in 2013. The singles “Slow Down” and “Together” also arrived in 2013, along with more work for Gaga on her ARTPOP album. His big break as a solo artist came late in the year when “Turn Down for What,” featuring Lil Jon, arrived and became the most popular crossover trap hit since Baauer’s “Harlem Shake.” In 2014, he collaborated with Dillon Francis on the single “Get Low,” while 2015 saw him join MØ and Major Lazer on the worldwide hit “Lean On.” In 2016, DJ Snake delivered his debut album, Encore, which landed at number eight on the Billboard 200 chart. Included on the record were the singles “Middle” featuring guest vocalist Bipolar Sunshine and “Let Me Love You” featuring Justin Bieber. The latter track topped charts and was certified multi-platinum across the globe. More singles followed, including 2017’s “A Different Way” featuring vocalist Lauv. Carte Blanche The following year, Snake landed hits first with his solo track “Magenta Riddim,” following by “Taki Taki,” a collaboration with Selena Gomez, Cardi B, and Ozuna that charted across the globe, including a number two placement in France. “Try Me” with Plastic Toy and “SouthSide” with Eptic followed in early 2019. All of these singles were included on his sophomore full-length, Carte Blanche, which arrived in July 2019 and hit number four on the Billboard Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart. Also featured on the album were collaborations with J Balvin, Anitta, Majid Jordan, Bryson Tiller, Zomboy, and others. A stand-alone track, “Trust Nobody,” appeared in June 2020.
From ominous times comes ominous music. Today (June 24) DJ Snake dropped a new single “Trust Nobody”, which effectively nails the doomy vibe of the current moment with brick hard beats, sirens and vocals that focus on how you can’t trust anyone…like, nobody.
Altogether these elements amalgamate into a massive anthem that would certainly get tens of thousands of heads banging if DJ Snake were able to play it live this summer. Alas, as that form of collective catharsis is currently unavailable, we recommend that you just turn this one up as loud as is appropriate to your current surroundings and just headbang by yourself or with a group of socially distanced friends. You may also consider turning it up in your headphones and just running as fast as you can for as long as you can. Another option is to blast it through your car speakers while driving as fast as is safely possible.
What we’re saying is that the song is made for tension release, so if you have some rage to let go of, “Trust Nobody” might be your song of the summer.
The track is Snake’s first release since the 2019 release of his sophomore LP Carte Blanche. It comes in what’s already been a big month for the French producer, as his single “Taki Taki” Feat. Cardi B, Selena Gomez and Ozuna hit a billion streams on Spotify in early June. The accomplishment placed Snake in a small group of artists — including The Chainsmokers, Drake and Ed Sheeran — to have three songs hit the billion mark on the streaming platform.
Listen to “Trust Nobody” below.