Romm Diamonds Blog
August 7th, 2015
Welcome to Music Friday when we introduce you to new songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today's featured song — "Home We'll Go (Take My Hand)" — is a brand new collaboration between DJ extraordinaire Steve Aoki and Canadian breakthrough band Walk Off The Earth.

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A song about getting through the hard times with the help of one's friends, "Home We'll Go" features both gold and diamond references in the second verse: "The sun it glows like gold / Feel it warm as a burning coal / Let your soul shine bright like diamonds in the sky / So take my hand and home we'll go."

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Aoki, who DJs hundreds of sets across the globe each year and is famous for tossing giant cakes at his frenzied audiences, is a fan of mixed musical genres. Aoki's collaboration with Walk Off The Earth, for example, is a banjo-driven whimsical mix of country and electronica. The song's folksy whistling intro segues into a catchy dance number punctuated by creative instrumentation.

The DJ explained to DigitalTrends.com that his high-res version of the song includes special elements that make it extra special. The little features, he said, make a big difference.

"Those are the details that bring the songs to life," he said. "Like the whistling in 'Home We’ll Go' — that comes out a lot more in high-res."

"Home We'll Go" is the eighth track on Aoki's Neon Future II album, which released in mid-May and has already zoomed to #2 on Billboard's U.S. Dance/Electronica Albums chart and #66 on the broader based U.S. Billboard Hot 200 albums chart. Walk Off The Earth's Canadian fan based helped push Aoki's album to #25 on the Canadian Albums chart.

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Walk Off The Earth, an alternative/reggae rock band, was formed in 2006 in Burlington, Ontario. The band made its mark by covering popular music on YouTube. In 2012, the band's live cover of Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know" netted 127 million views in just four months.

The band earned Juno Award nominations for Breakthrough Group on the Year in 2013 and Group of the Year in 2014. (The Juno Award is Canada's version of a Grammy.)

Each band member can play multiple instruments, some of which are truly unique for a rock band. These include the xylophone, glockenspiel, electric toothbrush, melodica, didgeridoo, kazoo and euphonium.

We know you will enjoy the official video of "Home We'll Go." The lyrics are below if you'd like to sing along...

"Home We'll Go (Take My Hand)"
Written by Sarah Blackwood, Ryan Marshall, Gianni Nicassio and Thomas Salter. Performed by Steve Aoki, featuring Walk Off The Earth.

Don't let your head hang low
You've seen the darkest skies I know
Let your heart run child like horses in the wild
So take my hand and home we'll go

The sun it glows like gold
Feel it warm as a burning coal
Let your soul shine bright like diamonds in the sky
So take my hand and home we'll go

Home we'll go, home we'll go
Home we'll go, home we'll go
Home we'll go, home we'll go
Home we'll go, home we'll go

It's a long road but we're not alone
Together we stand and we're coming home
It's a long road but we're not alone
Together we stand and we're coming home

Don't let your head hang low
You've seen the darkest skies I know
Let your heart run child like horses in the wild
So take my hand and home we'll go

Home we'll go, home we'll go
Home we'll go, home we'll go
Home we'll go, home we'll go
Home we'll go, home we'll go


Credits: Facebook/SteveAoki, Facebook/Walk Off The Earth