Canadian-Dutch-Korean singer-songwriter SOMI releases her brand-new single entitled “DUMB DUMB” today along with the music video. This is the K-Pop sensation’s first single since her 2020 Interscope Records debut “What You Waiting For,” a larger than life anthem for which the video surpassed 7.5 million views on YouTube in 24 hours. “DUMB DUMB” marks a new chapter for SOMI as she enters the next phase of her music career with more new music on the horizon. SOMI’s “DUMB DUMB” is available now at all digital retail providers via THEBLACKLABEL/Interscope Records. You can listen to “DUMB DUMB” HERE.
“DUMB DUMB” depicts the playful story of a confrontation between a confident girl and her crush. With “DUMB DUMB,” SOMI’s iconic playful attitude has been upgraded with maturity, both in her vocals and in her looks. Her expressive attitude is backed by the track’s powerful beat while her strong dance performance will leave viewers captivated. “DUMB DUMB” was co-written by SOMI and the production was created by THEBLACKLABEL’s founder, Teddy, along with producers R.TEE and 24. Together, they created a track unique for SOMI.
SOMI says, “Hey guys, I am back with ‘DUMB DUMB’! I love how this track shows all of my personality everything from cute, sassy, playful to fierce. The dance is really fun as well, I’m excited to see all your guys’ covers. It’s been a busy year since my last release, from participating in the songwriting of ‘DUMB DUMB’ to working on a lot of different music. I can’t wait for you guys to see everything I have planned for this year!”
The music video for “DUMB DUMB” finds SOMI coming into her own as a bold, self-assured young woman who knows what she wants, as she pursues her crush at school. Between scenes of SOMI having fun with her girlfriends, going out of her way to stand out from the crowd at a party, purposely walking into her crush in the school hallway, SOMI makes sure her efforts to get her crush’s attention do not go unnoticed. With countless costume changes and choreographed dance breaks with some of her signature moves, this video perfectly captures the song’s energy and SOMI’s newfound direction. You can watch the music video HERE.
Born as Ennik Somi Douma in 2001 in Ontario, Canada, SOMI grew up in Seoul, South Korea known as Jeon So-mi. After several commercial ventures, SOMI ultimately became known after winning Produce 101, a South Korean TV singing competition, and subsequently became part of the project girl group I.O.I. After winning first place on Korean reality singing competition Produce 101, the young musician joined THEBLACKLABEL and began her musical partnership with producer Teddy. SOMI emerged as a solo artist in June 2019 with her single “BIRTHDAY,” which has since amassed over 73M streams worldwide on Spotify and over 91M views on YouTube to date (Click HERE to watch). In 2020, SOMI signed to Interscope Records as part of the label’s partnership with THEBLACKLABEL and released her previous single, “What You Waiting For,” which has racked up over 56M streams on Spotify alone and over 48M views on YouTube to date (Click HERE to watch). In addition, SOMI’s multifarious commercial and acting career has also included being global ambassador for Louis Vuitton, Samsung and coverage in Vogue and W.
Freshly VMA-nominated singer-songwriter Arizona Zervas has released his new single “NIGHTRIDER” today via Columbia Records. The song is accompanied by a dark and sultry visual that follows Zervas as he drinks Hennessy, gets tattooed, and takes his motorcycle out on a late-night robbery spree in the city with his girl, before ending up at the club with all his coveted cash. NIGHTRIDER made its broadcast premiere on MTV Live, MTVU, and on the Viacom Times Square billboard. Listen to the song HERE and watch the visual HERE.
Zervas’ previous track “24” followed “FML” which surpassed over 100 million combined streams worldwide and followed hot on the heels of “ROXANNE”. The billion-streamed smash has been certified triple-platinum, reached Top 4 on Billboard’s Hot 100, hit #1 on rhythmic radio, and received a remix featuring Swae Lee.
Arizona Zervas, who writes and engineers all of his songs himself, has steadily been releasing music since 2016 and has played more than 50 shows across the U.S. The explosive rise of “ROXANNE” began late last year when it was topping Spotify’s U.S. Top 50 chart just a few weeks after release before Zervas joined the Columbia Records family. “ROXANNE” is the first track by an unsigned, fully independent artist to top the chart since the beginning of 2017 – the earliest date on Spotify’s online archive.
- A limited edition 24th anniversary t-shirt debuts today in the Astralwerks shop During a 24-minute flash sale that begins at 2:00 PM ET today, it will be available for only 24 cents.
- Vevo Watch Party– View 24 key videos from Astralwerks artists, spanning from Fatboy Slim’s “Weapon of Choice” to Albin Lee Meldau’s “Bloodshot.” The videos will play on a loop for the next 24 hours HERE.
- Spotify 24-hour playlist featuring seminal Astralwerks artists. StreamHERE.
- Astralwerks.com contest -Fans can enter to win rare and signed items from the label’s 24-year history HERE.
- Learn “24 Things You Didn’t Know About Astralwerks”HERE. Which two international artists inspired the label’s name? Which artist used to have a cubicle at Astralwerks?