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Slavvy – How You Livin’

Miami-based producer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Slavvy (aka Rostislav Vaynshtok) has returned with his euphonious new single and video “How You Livin“. It‘s the second installment from his forthcoming, thematic EP entitled “Romantic“, due out in the fall. The single builds on brooding nihilism seen in the previous single/video “Lavender“, which channeled Slavvy‘s hedonistic alter-ego, delving into themes of infidelity.

“How You Livin“ seamlessly blends a melange of genres from dream-pop, R&B, and elements of hip-hop into a moody, atmospheric soundscape reminiscent of the eclectic sounds of The Weeknd and Kanye West. Led by ambient, 80s inspired synths backed a pulsating trap beat, “How You Livin“ serves as an introspective deep dive into Slavvy‘s player persona, which he explores leaving no stone unturned. “Talk that sh*t“ anyway that you need to. Slavvy sings to a love interest with a sense of bravado showcased in his nonchalant delivery.

“How You Livin is full tilt braggadocio. You‘re the person, it‘s you. You‘re player one and life is a game, there’s nothing in your way. I was really feeling myself when I wrote this one, this is peak Slavvy, just shit talking, loving life,“ said Slavvy.

Paired with compelling, hyper-stylized visuals, each single from the Romantic EP serves as a semi-autobiographical piece of the puzzle in Slavvy‘s not-so-conventional love story. Much like his “Lavender“ single, the “How You Livin” music video draws on the surreal artistry and neon color palettes of the vaporwave aesthetic. Directed by Slavvy himself, the “How You Livin“ visual features cinematic shots of fast cars (an epic Dodge Challenger) and underground crime against stunning overhead views of the Miami nightlife.

“How You Livin“ is Slavvy‘s second release of the year in an exciting chapter of sonic exploration following the veteran producer‘s return to the music industry after some timeout of the spotlight. Prior to his work under moniker Slavvy, Vaynshtok was known under his acclaimed artist project AbdeCaf, who in the early 2010s tore up the US EDM festival circuit with performances at Electric Zoo, Northcoast, and Counterpoint. Stay tuned for more music from Slavvy very soon.

About Slavvy

Rostislav Vaynshtok, colloquially known by his childhood nickname Slavvy, has been making music for over a decade. Following the local success of his teenage band Fight Like Animals, he formed the solo project AbdeCaf in 2012, which saw him signing to the prestigious William Morris Endeavor for touring and performing at some of the biggest music festivals in North America. Following the critical acclaim of his first two EPs as AbdeCaf: “Unravel” and “Rebuild”, Vaynshtok quietly faded out of the limelight for several years before re-emerging in 2014 as Mystvries.

During his time as Mystvries, he was able to continue a run of national and local collaborations that saw him selling out two live scorings with the Miami Jewish Film Festival. Mystvries brand of 80s soaked, Drive soundtrack inspired, synth-wave, saw him accumulating over 250,000 streams and downloads between Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, Soundcloud, and Bittorrent bundle released via his own Bribery Corporation record label. Now, he returns with his most personal and transparent project to date, Slavvy.

Slavvy’s Romantic EP marks the first time the artist ventures away from strictly being a producer, and finally showcases his talent as a songwriter, arranger, and vocalist. Collaborating heavily with Russian producer Sighost (nee Sergey Malakhov), Slavvy is crafting a Drake/ 40 or Weeknd/ Daheala relationship with Sighost who co-produces the vast majority of Slavvy’s crooning. Slavvy’s EP is a collection of midnight music made for the witching hour, soundtracking your drunken texts to exes that could predicate romance or ruin.

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Tomorrow x Together Releases New Album

TOMORROW X TOGETHER (SOOBIN, YEONJUN, BEOMGYU, TAEHYUN and HUENINGKAI) released their new EP, The Dream Chapter: ETERNITY and the music video for its title track, “Can’t You See Me?” on May 18, 2020, 6 PM KST.

The Dream Chapter: ETERNITY carries on the story from the band’s debut album, The Dream Chapter: STAR and their first studio album, The Dream Chapter: MAGIC. The new EP sees the boys continue their journey of growth, encountering conflicts in reality and within friendships, all the while holding on to the wish that the moments they have spent together will remain for eternity.  

The title, “Can’t You See Me?” is a trendy pop track about the end of magical moments shared with friends, a reality described as an “incinerated night” that triggers turbulent and confusing emotions from the group of boys. Unique sounds exude a contradictory charm that is simultaneously rough and delicate.

The music video for “Can’t You See Me?” continues where the video for “Run Away” from The Dream Chapter: MAGIC left off.

The members who visited SOOBIN’s house spend a good time together, but their relationship soon goes sour as their minor instances of mischief begin to build up. In the midst of a tense atmosphere, the five members’ delicate portrayal of contrasting emotions stand out.

The music video added a dramatic effect by illustrating the cracks between friendships through a house on fire. The sensational performances by the members that utilize a burning house as a background and vibrantly colored props, such as strawberries and tomatoes, together provide ample attractions.

Other tracks from the EP include “Drama” which draws on relatable struggles in friendship for teenagers in school, and “Fairy of Shampoo” which is TOMORROW X TOGETHER’s first remake with fairytale-like lyrics and rap written by YEONJUN. “Maze in the Mirror” delivers loneliness and earnestness during troubled times, and “PUMA”  compares a boy who meets a strange world to a puma that has escaped the zoo. “Eternally” sings of chaos and reminiscence on the search to find memories from the past. The EP contains a total of six tracks.

Particularly noteworthy is the fourth track of the album. “Maze in the Mirror” is the first song to be released that has been co-written by all five members. This track provides listeners with a glimpse into TOMORROW X TOGETHER’s growth as an artist with infinite potential.

It combines tracks of various genres including Funk Pop, Dream Pop, Trap Hip hop, and Alternative R&B, complemented by unique lyrics in a show of TOMORROW X TOGETHER’s colorful musical style. The title track’s powerful performance also demands attention, expressing abstract emotions with great depth.

The five members have attracted global fans with a variety of contents, trending worldwide on platforms such as Twitter and YouTube. The contents include concept trailers, two versions of concept photos, and seven music video teasers.

TOMORROW X TOGETHER released The Dream Chapter: ETERNITY and the music video for its title track, “Can’t You See Me?” at 6 PM KST. A live performance of “Can’t You See Me?” will be revealed at 7 PM KST through ‘TOMORROW X TOGETHER Comeback Show Presented by Mnet.’

About TOMORROW X TOGETHER
TOMORROW X TOGETHER read as ‘tomorrow by together’, has come together under one dream in hopes of building a new tomorrow. Composed of five members, SOOBIN, YEONJUN, BEOMGYU, TAEHYUN and HUENINGKAI, the band is full of bright and playful energy, where each member is different from one another, shining in their own way to create synergy. In just two months of their debut, TOMORROW X TOGETHER successfully sold out their first US showcase tour in 6 cities with their debut album, The Dream Chapter: STAR. Emerging as one of K-pop’s most highly acclaimed acts, the global super rookies have already cultivated Best New Artist accolades on various award shows, and received a nomination in 2019 MTV Video Music Awards’ Best K-Pop category.

About Big Hit Entertainment
Founded in February 2005 in South Korea by CEO and Producer Bang Si-Hyuk, Big Hit Entertainment’s core business focuses on music production, artist management, and publishing. Big Hit’s business ventures incorporate and develop a range of content produced from top-notch artists’ IP, including global superstars BTS and its newest addition TOMORROW X TOGETHER. With its mission of ‘Music & Artist for Healing’, Big Hit strives to impart a positive influence through content while providing comfort and inspiration to music fans worldwide.