LISTEN: JACKSON WANG TEAMS UP WITH GALANTIS TO RELEASE NEW DANCE ANTHEM AND VIDEO FOR “PRETTY PLEASE”

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September 4, 2020 – Global megastar and multihyphenate Jackson Wang has teamed up with the multi-platinum dance-pop duo Galantis to debut an exhilarating new dance anthem and music video for “Pretty Please”, via 88rising, distributed by 12tone. Listen to “Pretty Please” HERE. Watch the video HERE.

The “Pretty Please” music video directed, written, and edited by Jackson himself – is an homage to the classic Hong Kong Chinese films he grew up watching. Jackson’s high energy choreography is performed alongside the globally acclaimed dance group and frequent collaborators Kinjaz.

Coupled with Hong Kong Chinese cinematic elements and powerhouse beats, Jackson displays his globally-minded approach to dance-pop music. Throughout the video, Jackson showcases the symbolism of wolves’ loyalty to their lovers, an anecdote of Jackson’s chase for his one true love. The ambiguous ending leaves the audience to decide for themselves if this has all been a dream, as the closing scene returns to Jackson sitting at the restaurant.

On “Pretty Please” Jackson says, “This collaboration with Galantis is an honor. It’s been fun working with them and I can’t wait to meet them as soon as possible.” He continues, “The song itself is a love story about me falling in love with a girl and confessing how much I adore her. I wrote the treatment, directed the video visually and creatively, and edited it. Growing up as a kid, I watched a lot of Hong Kong Chinese movies, which were the visual inspirations for this music video. I’ve admired so many actors in those movies, and I thought it’d be interesting to present this love story in the 90s Hong Kong Chinese vibe, mood, and tone.”

Christian from Galantis explains, “I was stoked to be able to collab with Jackson , as I’m such a big fan of his. Jackson sent me an idea that was really unique, and I immediately fell in love with it because it challenged me creatively in so many ways.” “Pretty Please” comes on the heels of Jackson’s hit single “100 Ways” which has pierced the cultural zeitgeist since its March release, amassing over 175M+ streams and making Jackson the first Chinese Solo Artist to enter Mediabase’s Mainstream Top 30 Chart, reaching #24 on the chart.

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LISTEN : JOJI’S NEW ALBUM NECTAR RELEASED TODAY ON 88RISING

September 25 – Today, Joji releases his highly anticipated second studio album, Nectar via 88rising and distributed by 12Tone Music.

Nectar arrives as an eagerly anticipated follow-up to Joji’s RIAA Gold-certified first full-length album BALLADS 1, which topped the Billboard R&B / Hip-Hop Charts and has amassed 3.6B+ streams to date. The “first music superstar of his kind” (Office), Joji is back with a cinematic and contemplative follow-up that he describes as having “a sense of urgency but calm.” Across its expansive universe of visuals and music, Nectar explores what every living being is innately drawn to and the ends they’ll go to reach it. The album lives in the in-between space where genres melt into each other — where downtempo R&B slides into invigorated pop, and alternative creeps into electronic. Executive produced and arranged by Joji, Nectar is his most ambitious project to date and an album that “far exceeds anything else we’ve heard thus far” (NYLON).

Nectar’s four pre-release tracks have garnered over 850 million streams collectively to date, with #gimmelove gaining over 4.6 billion views on TikTok, and Joji earning his highest-ever debut on the Billboard Hot 100 for “Run” and making his national television debut on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

Known for his highly selective collaborations, Joji created Nectar’s eighteen tracks with assists from a remarkable list of acknowledged icons and new trailblazers: Diplo, Lil Yachty, Yves Tumor, Omar Apollo, rei brown, and BENEE.

To celebrate Nectar’s release, Joji recently debuted a new line of merchandise, which includes specially-printed t-shirts and hoodies as well as a limited edition pot of honey made in collaboration with Eli’s Bee Company. Official merchandise and honey is only available on jojimusic.com.

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LISTEN: GLOBAL ARTIST NIKI RELEASES NEW SINGLE “LOSE”

Indonesian vocalist, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer, NIKI has released “Lose”, the third single off her forthcoming debut full-length album MOONCHILD, via 88rising, distributed by 12Tone Music. Listen to it HERE. “Lose” takes listeners into Phase 2 of the album’s sonic allegory. The single tells the story of NIKI’s turbulent relationship with her creator, ‘The Moon’. Their mystical connection and strong emotional bond make the separation between them a difficult battle.

Through “Lose”, listeners experience NIKI’s battle betrayal, as she ultimately loses her light as she faces tension for ‘The Moon’ (a representation of NIKI’s heritage and homeland). To complement the single, NIKI has also dropped the music video for “Lose” today. Watch it HERE. Directed by Tom Teller, the music video highlights NIKI in a physical conflict with her shadow, which symbolizes ‘The Moon’.

Speaking on “Lose”, NIKI states, “Lose is an intimate ballad chronicling the internal dialogue that ensues when one hits a tipping point in a tumultuous relationship. We did it in one take, just me and the piano in a room. Here we see Moonchild speaking to her guardian, The Moon, in a vulnerable moment of betrayal.”

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LISTEN: GLOBAL ARTIST NIKI RELEASES NEW SINGLE “SELENE”

“While NIKI has gained an international following for her down-to-earth songs and social-media presence, the singer is taking things to another world with her debut album.”Forbes

“NIKI’s Debut Album Moonchild Is a World of Her Own Creation.”W Magazine

“NIKI’s sound is more established, leaning on the quippy lyrical intimacy of an artist like Julia Michaels and a Billie Eilish-esque soprano waver.”Teen Vogue

Indonesian vocalist, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer, NIKI releases “Selene”, the second single off her forthcoming debut full-length album Moonchild, via 88rising, distributed by 12Tone Music. Listen to it HERE. Written and produced by NIKI and Jacob Ray with additional production by Montreal producer Pomo (Anderson .Paak, Mac Miller), “Selene” introduces listeners to NIKI’s soulful and funky side.

Thematically, “Selene” represents the Goddess of the Moon in Greek mythology, Moonchild’s more sensual alter ego that intensely overcomes her in this chapter of the Moonchild saga. The song builds upon NIKI’s story from “Switchblade,” bringing listeners further into the first phase of the album. Passionate adlibs and live horns set “Selene” apart from the rest of the album as an up-tempo song that will make listeners want to dance.

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