When you bring together your favorite collaborators and get all your best tools at your disposal, when you dig into the deepest parts of your soul to tell your truest story, when you save room for introspection but don't ignore the dance floor, "That's How You Know" you've got a tune that will resonate.
Los Angeles-based producer tyDi brought all those elements together for his latest single, a collaboration between his frequent vocalist and friend Melanie Fontana and his new studio best bud Col3man.
"I've done so many amazing things with Melanie Fontana, like 'Redefined,' but found COL3MAN in a remix competition of mine," tyDi says. "It's like the past meeting the present, to create the future. I can't wait to show it to all of you."
"That's How You Know" is playful and upbeat with trap elements tempered by a rosy disposition. Thoughtful piano chords build into rattling rhythms and choppy vocal edits. It's an emotional tune, but before that, it's just fun.
"Really stoked to be a part of this record," Col3man continues. "I've been working with tyDi for a while now, and this is our first collab coming out. It's really cool to see all the visions we had for the record all come together in one song."
A lot of the emotion comes out in Fontana's personal lyrics.
"I wrote it in the beginning of my relationship with my fiancé & was terrified of all these immediate feelings I'd never felt with anyone I'd ever been with," Fontana says. "What I realized, is the fear of pain & my happy tears is really what pointed toward my love being REAL, not something fleeting or superficial. This is a very real topline for me."
"That's How You Know" is out on Thrive Records Friday, March 3, but you can listen to it in full below exclusively on Billboard Dance.