Hudson Mohawke has dropped a new song to mark the official launch of Wimbledon 2023.
The soaring pop anthem ‘Pushing On (Always Like Never Before)' features vocals from GiGi Grombacher and is used to soundtrack a collage of historic Wimbledon moments for the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC), with the likes of Serena and Venus Williams, Roger Federer and other stars also making an appearance.
Mohawke explained in a press release that he has been watching Wimbledon on TV since he "was a young boy" and that his contribution to this year's trailer "feels surreal".
"We’re seeing a new wave of legends define history in the tennis world, and I wanted to make a soundtrack that reflected this juncture and the tantalising mood that comes with it – it’s something that’s hard to put your finger on but you can just feel it in your chest," he said. "I’ve used terms such as ‘fearless’, ‘strong’, ‘stand my ground’ and ‘holding on’ in the vocals, to echo the nature of competitive sport and just how hungry this next generation of stars is for success.”
Watch the 'Always Like Never Before' trailer below.
The track follows Hudson Mohawke and Nikki Nair’s collaborative EP, 'Set The Roof' and the 12th edition of Mohawke's long-standing Valentine's-themed 'Slow Jams' mix series. Last year, he dropped his third full-length LP via Warp Records, 'Cry Sugar', preceded by two singles.
Revisit our 2020 cover interview with Hudson Mohawke – published the year he was crowned Best Producer & Best Album at the DJ Mag Best Of British awards and played an exclusive A/V show to mark the occasion.