Jakarta-born rapper Rich Brian, who is now based in the US, released a new single in collaboration with K-pop singer Chungha today.
Titled These Nights, the single came pretty much out of nowhere because Brian’s label, 88rising, only dropped the teaser for the song on Tuesday.
According to music lyrics platform Genius, These Nights is the third promotional single off of 88rising’s upcoming second label-wide album Head in the Clouds II, which is coming out on October 11. Sung in English and Korean, the single captures the overwhelming feelings of falling in love too fast.
There’s a strong ‘80s vibe in the song and video, particularly showcased by Brian’s fake mullet and oversized blazer. He also swaps his signature rugged voice for a more melodic tone with the help of auto-tune.
Chungha or Kim Chung-ha, born Kim Chan-mi, is a 23-year-old South Korean singer under M&H Entertainment. She lived in Dallas, Texas for eight years before returning to her home country to become a singer. Chungha has released several hits such as Gotta Go and Snapping, the latter being from her latest EP titled Flourishing, which was released in June.
The 20-year-old Brian, full name Brian Imanuel Soewarno, will be back in his hometown of Jakarta for the Spotify on Stage concert tomorrow. He’s currently on a world tour, titled The Sailor, to promote his second album of the same name which was released in July.
Brian shot to fame with the viral hit dat $tick in 2016, known then by his controversial stage name Rich Chigga. He relocated to Los Angeles in mid-2017 to embark on his first US tour and joined American record label 88rising, opening him up to collaborations with artists such as labelmate Joji (of Filthy Frank and Pink Guy fame) and fellow Indonesian R&B singer/songwriter Nicole Zefanya AKA NIKI.
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