Los Angeles-based electronic producer and songwriter Afshin Salmani transitioned from producing work for artists like Madonna and Janet Jackson and contributing to albums by the aforementioned icons, as well as Selena Gomez, Chris Brown, Take That, Lindsey Stirling, Galantis and others to penning his own songs as AFSHeeN. By 2016, the AFSHeeN sound had evolved with the scene, taking on a cool nocturnal vibe similar to Kygo and ZHU. He released "Let Me Down Slow," which accumulated over two million streams in a year. At the end of the year, he made his debut performance on the second night of Kygo's soldout Hollywood Bowl double-header. He followed the success of "Slow" with "Tunnel" and "Secrets" before "Pull Me from the Waves" arrived in 2017.