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Sound of Walking Away is a song from American DJ Illenium, featuring Estonian singer Kerli. The song was first previewed at Snowglobe in December 2016, before being teased again on February 12, 2017, at Crush SF. Illenium confirmed the single in a Reddit AMA:

Sound of Walking away is [my favourite song] right now. Its an unreleased song with Kerli. I’ve been playing it out at shows.
On April 20, Illenium announced that the single would have been out on April 24, with also releasing the official cover.[1] Illenium performed the song at Coachella 2018, with also the premiere of the music video, yet to be released.[2] On May 11, 2018, Illenium and Kerli, with Said the Sky and 1788-L released Sound of Where'd U Go, a mashup of the two songs Sound of Walking Away and Where'd U Go.[3]

Background and composition

I’d say probably one of the more collaborative ones was [with] Kerli. We went back and forth on a few ideas. She’s an awesome person. She’s really unique in her writing style and I love the instrumental on its own, so I was kind of picky with it. I love that track [Sound of Walking Away]. It’s one of my favourites to play out. Actually, it’s kind of an overall favourite.[4]

Music video

On July 21, through the Instagram stories of IIZII, stage name of Everett Lee Sung, an American filmmaker, it was revealed that the song will have a music video, but the release date is still unknown. The song title also appears on Devin Schiro's "Resume" section in his website.[5] The video is produced by Obsidiian Collective.

Lyrics

I've been quiet aside you
While my heart in my chest shouts
Feeling silenced and lied to
But enough is enough

Don't come find me, I won't be here waiting
I so can do it alone, you're not worth staying

Weren't listening but now there's no way you won't hear
There's a voice emerging in the night so loud and clear
I'll turn it up like you turn me down, I'm not afraid
Hit play, hit play
It's the sound of walking away

It's the sound of walking away
It's the sound of walking away
It's the sound of walking away

I've been drowning inside you
While my love it just pours out
I've been running behind you
But enough is enough

Don't come find me, I won't be here waiting
I so can do it alone, you're not worth staying

Weren't listening but now there's no way you won't hear
There's a voice emerging in the night so loud and clear
I'll turn it up like you turn me down, I'm not afraid
Hit play, hit play
It's the sound of walking away

It's the sound of walking away
It's the sound of walking away

Charts

Chart (2017) Peak
position
Hot Dance/Electronic Songs 50[6]

Gallery

Illenium & Kerli - Sound of Walking Away

Illenium & Kerli - Sound of Walking Away

References