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BOYWITHUKE × Oliver Tree via 360 MAGAZINE

BOYWITHUKE × Oliver Tree

BOYWITHUKE & OLIVER TREE DROP AMERICAN PSYCHO-INSPIRED MUSIC VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE “SICK OF U” OUT NOW

LISTEN TO “Sick Of U” HERE
WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

Gold-selling singer, songwriter, and producer BoyWithUke unveils the cinematic music video for his latest single “Sick Of U” feat. Oliver Tree, out now via Mercury Records/Republic Records—watch HERE

In the visual for “Sick of U,” BoyWithUke and Oliver Tree reimagine a classic scene from American Psycho with a twist. BoyWithUke does his best Patrick Bateman impersonation as he hacks up his guest—who sings back to him from a trash bag and while the dirt covers his final resting place. It matches the manic push and pull of this rapidly rising anthem from this dynamic duo.

BoyWithUke built anticipation for the track on social media prior to its arrival. He teased the song on TikTok with a series of posts, generating millions of views on videos of a bloody Oliver Tree in BoyWithUke’s signature mask and even getting his instantly recognizable hairstyle straightened. As for the song itself, the alternative pop disruptor breaks boundaries once again, dipping in and out of glitchy production punctuated by tightly threaded organic instrumentation. Meanwhile, he and Oliver Tree trade catchy lines worthy of the ultimate breakup text. Building towards an emotional sendoff, BoyWithUke reminds, “Life goes on and on.
 
BoyWithUke continues racing towards a major mainstream breakthrough. His following has grown beyond 6 million on TikTok, 2.5 million on YouTube, and 2.2 million on Spotify. His full-length debut album, Serotonin Dreams, only fueled this explosion. Beyond tallying hundreds of millions of streams, The Honey Pop hailed it as “the album of our dreams” and raved, “each song on Serotonin Dreams snakes into our minds in a different way, making some of our deepest emotions feel understood and making some of our favorite playlists feel like they just found a new winner to add.”     
 
Serotonin Dreams features collaborations with various artists, including blackbear (“IDGAF”), mxmtoon (“Prairies”), and Powfu (“Contigo”). Consequence declared BoyWithUke has proven himself to be particularly prolific” and “‘Understand’ shows potential to be the next of BoyWithUke’s hits.” Leading up to the anxiously awaited release of Serotonin DreamsBoyWithUke dropped his viral singles “Long Drives” and IDGAF feat. blackbearBillboard praised “IDGAF” as “a gently heartbroken kiss-off anthem about moving on from a toxic ex,” while Ones To Watch described it as “perfectly petty in all the right ways, BoyWithUke and black bear match earworm, radio-ready production with unapologetic low blows.” Indie Shuffle proclaimed, BoyWithUke has slowly become a household name in the indie music scene; now working with Blackbear, the combo of melancholia and high-energy pop has made for a gallery of pure entertainment and an addictive earworm at that!”
 
The tracks followed BoyWithUke’s 2021 gold-certified smash hit “Toxic,” which has amassed over 1.2 billion global streams to date and peaked at #1 on the Alternative Radio Chart for two consecutive weeks. Not to mention, his record-breaking live performance of the song for Genius’ Open Mic series is the platform’s “the #1 most-viewed video on Genius with over 86 million views and counting.
 
Earlier this summer, BoyWithUke sold out his first-ever headline shows in New York and Los Angeles.
 
You may be sick of your ex, but you’ll never be sick of BoyWithUke and Oliver Tree!


BoyWithUke Links
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About BoyWithUke
What do we know about BoyWithUke? If you quickly scan TikTok, you can figure out he is a musical artist who writes and produces all of his own music, creating songs in his dorm room on GarageBand while hiding his face from the public with his now signature glowing mask. Take a deeper look, and you’ll see he frequently posts “minute long songs,” many times written in response to requests from fans. His biggest hit to date was written after a fan commented “make a song about toxic friends plzzzx,” and the response was the song “Toxic.” The song describes how it feels when you realize all your friends are terrible people (people you’d probably be better off without), but the thought of being alone makes you feel even worse. The song has taken over as it vaulted into the Top 10 at Alternative Radio and has reached nearly 1.2 billion global streams to date. Not to mention, his performance of “Toxic” has emerged as the platform’s second highest-viewed Genius video to date with nearly 60 million views and counting. Up next, he will be continuing his sold out international headline tour and releasing his debut album Serotonin Dreams that features new single “IDGAF” ft. blackbear. The project will be the follow up to previous full length projects Melatonin Dreams, Fever Dreams, Trouvaille EP, and his latest Faded EP (featuring numerous songs created from his TikTok “minute long songs” project).
 
About Republic Records
A division of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company, Republic Records is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Ariana Grande, Bastille, Billy Porter, Bo Burnham, Clairo, Conan Gray, Daddy Yankee, Drake, Eddie Vedder, G Herbo, Glass Animals, Florence + the Machine, Greta Van Fleet, Hailee Steinfeld, Jack Johnson, James Blake, James Bay, Jessie J, Jimmy Fallon, John Legend, John Mellencamp, Jonas Brothers, Julia Michaels, Kid Cudi, Kim Petras, Lil Wayne, Lorde, Metro Boomin, NAV, Nicki Minaj, Of Monsters and Men, Pearl Jam, Post Malone, Seth MacFarlane, Stevie Wonder, Swedish House Mafia, Taylor Swift, The Weeknd, TOMORROW X TOGETHER, Twice, Victor Victor and more. Founded by brothers and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman, it is also comprised of innovative business ventures, including American Recordings, Boominati Worldwide, Brushfire, Casablanca Records, Cash Money, HYBE, Imperial, JYP, Lava Records, Universal Arabic Music, Victor Victor, XO, Young Money, among others. In addition, Republic has expanded to release high-profile soundtracks for Universal Pictures (Sing and Sing 2), Sony Pictures (Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse), and NBC TV (The Voice), as well as other notable film and television franchises. Extending further into the worlds of film, television, and content, Republic launched Federal Films in order to produce movies and series powered by the label’s catalog and artists. With projects that align with Republic’s artists and brand, Federal Films is building a diverse slate that will bring compelling stories to audiences around the world. Initial documentary releases include Jonas Brothers’ Chasing Happiness,  Ariana Grande: Excuse Me, I Love You  and The Velvet Underground. Upcoming theatrical films include They Cloned Tyrone, The Hating Game and Marlowe.

POWFU -  “when the hospital was my home” feat. Rxseboy

POWFU –  “when the hospital was my home” feat. Rxseboy

Rounding out an incredibly life-changing year, lo-fi rapper/singer Powfu is treating fans with his brand new track “when the hospital was my home” today via Columbia Records. The lyrically vivid song was heavily inspired by the 2019 romantic drama film 5 Feet Apart. Listen HERE

Powfu has also revealed that he is releasing a new 8-track EP, some boring love stories pt. 5, next Friday, November 20 via Columbia Records. The EP is a continuation of parts 1-4 that Powfu has steadily been releasing over the last 2 years.

Speaking on the song, Powfu explains: “The movie inspired me to write a song from the perspective of someone living in a hospital. When I played it for my dad, he broke down and started crying when he heard the lyrics: ‘I dont wanna let go when we hug, one thing worse than dying is losing who you love’. I knew at that point that this was something special.”

The new music comes hot on the heels of Powfu’s massive 2020 hit song “death bed (coffee for your head)” featuring beabadoobee officially being certified Double Platinum with over 2 BILLION worldwide streams. The addictive hit song blasted Powfu to the forefront of the music scene this year, positioning him as one of the main pioneers bringing the lo-fi genre to the mainstream. The song got its first big push on TikTok, where it currently has over 6 MILLION clips using the sound.

Stay tuned next week for some boring love stories pt. 5.

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Powfu – stay4ever

The creator behind one of 2020’s biggest songs, lo-fi singer and rapper Powfu is back with the release of his newest track, “stay4ever,” today via Columbia Records. The accompanying visual follows Powfu in an evolving relationship where he and his girlfriend go from passersby to inseparable, and illustrates the song’s lyrics of always being there for those you love.

Speaking on the song, Powfu adds: “I hope to inspire people to use their past experiences to help other people who are going through the same thing. Don’t dwell in the darkness but stand in the light.”

See your scars I know just how it feels
Left abandoned by what you thought was real
It’s ok if you don’t win every fight
Know the darkness only comes in the night
But I’ll be here forever

Powfu’s monster hit “death bed (coffee for your head)” featuring beabadoobee has stayed the course and maintained Top 50 Global positioning on Spotify for most of the year, proving itself as one of the biggest songs in 2020. The Platinum-certified song now has over 2 Billion worldwide streams to date and was included on Powfu’s EP, poems of the past, which is available now.

For years, Powfu has been studying and contributing to the lo-fi movement happening around the world, recording and releasing music from his bedroom and building up a legion of nearly 2 Million followers across his pages in the process. Now, he’s firmly established himself as an important player in bringing the genre into the mainstream.

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Sarcastic Sounds – Scared of the World

20-year-old producer/singer Sarcastic Sounds has released his latest song “Scared of the World” today via Columbia Records. Listen HERE. The atmospheric track follows the June release of “Laugh” and features Sarcastic Sounds himself on vocals.

In speaking about “Scared of the World,” Sarcastic Sounds says: “This is a song I wrote late one night after working hard on a different idea all day. I was feeling exhausted, and sorta discouraged about making music. I felt like I had the weight of the world on me, not wanting to disappoint myself or the people around me. I imagine it’s something that a lot of people go through, so I just tried to put those feelings into a song.”

Hailing from Toronto, Sarcastic Sounds has a very diverse musical direction that blends lo-fi, hip-hop, alternative, and pop. He has cemented himself as a staple in the lo-fi music scene with over 230M streams and previous hits such as “I Don’t Sleep” and “it’s OK to Cry.” In addition to his solo career, Sarcastic Sounds has carved his place as a young producer after garnering buzz from Battle of the Beat Makers and landing a producer credit on “Mahogany” from Lil Wayne’s album Funeral. He also produced and is featured on label-mate Powfu’s latest single “i’ll come back to you.”

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Powfu New Track and Visual 17again

Rising lo-fi artist Powfu has shared a new song, “17again,” today. Accompanying the release of the acoustic-driven song is a new DIY-style visual that was created and edited by Powfu’s frequent collaborator and cousin Meliodic in his hometown near Vancouver.

Powfu’s monster hit “death bed (coffee for your head)” featuring beabadoobee continues to be a force on the charts hitting new milestones. The song is now certified Platinum by the RIAA, has been streamed over 1 Billion times and broke into the Top 25 on the Billboard Hot 100. The lo-fi hip-hop single has also reached Top 10 on Spotify in over 20 countries, has spent 16 weeks in Shazam’s Global Top 10, and 20+ weeks on Spotify’s Today’s Top Hits & Apple’s Today’s Hits.

Powfu recently appeared on Genius’ Open Mic At Home and performed the infectious track from his bedroom, where he originally created and produced the single. “death bed” appears on Powfu’s EP, poems of the past, which is available now via Columbia Records.

For years, Powfu has been studying and contributing to the lo-fi movement happening around the world, recording and releasing music from his bedroom and building up a legion of nearly 1 million followers across his pages in the process. Now, he’s firmly established himself as an important player in bringing the genre into the mainstream.

Sarcastic Sounds – “Laugh”

Today, 20-year-old producer/singer Sarcastic Sounds has shared his new song “Laugh.” Listen HERE.

The melancholic track is another canon in Sarcastic Sounds’ arsenal of lo-fi hits and is a rare showcase of his own vocals.

In speaking about “Laugh,” Sarcastic Sounds says: “This is a song I wrote in December while I was in LA. I was doing really long, shitty sessions most days, and recorded this little by little when I would get home to the various Airbnbs I was staying at. It’s kinda my usual melancholic breakup vibe, which is basically just my permanent mood. It’s more depressing than it is nostalgic though, and it has a lot more lyrics than usual because it’s me singing.”

Hailing from Toronto, Sarcastic Sounds has a very diverse musical direction that blends lo-fi, hip-hop, alternative, and pop. He has cemented himself as a staple in the lo-fi music scene with over 200M streams and previous hits such as “I Don’t Sleep” and “it’s OK to Cry.” In addition to his solo career, Sarcastic Sounds has carved his place as a young producer after garnering buzz from Battle of the Beat Makers and landing a producer credit on “Mahogany” from Lil Wayne’s album Funeral. He also produced and is featured on label-mate Powfu’s latest single “i’ll come back to you.”

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Powfu – “Death Bed (Coffee For Your Head)”

BREAKOUT ARTIST POWFU SHARES OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR RISING HOT 100 HIT “DEATH BED (COFFEE FOR YOUR HEAD)” FT. BEABADOBEE

THE LO-FI HIP-HOP TRACK REACHES TOP 10 GLOBALLY ON SPOTIFY AND SHAZAM

Bursting out of the lo-fi hip-hop scene, Powfu has premiered the official video for his explosive track “death bed (coffee for your head)” featuring UK singer beabadobee today – watch HERE. The video, which was brought to life by director duo BEDROOM, playfully follows Powfu and his girlfriend in his hometown of Vancouver, Canada.

The track is a staple on TikTok with over 3M videos created to date. “death bed” made its Billboard Hot 100 debut last week, catapulting up the charts with major radio adds rolling in internationally. The song has over 250M combined audio/video streams to date worldwide. “death bed” is #6 on Spotify’s Global chart and #12 in the US, while sitting Top 10 in 15 countries. Watch Powfu breakdown the lyrics for the track on Genius’ Verified HERE.

The 21-year-old Canadian artist started recording in the basement of his parents’ home and started releasing music on Soundcloud while still in high school. He would steal his dad’s mic (Faber Drive) and ended up purchasing himself a laptop as recording quickly became his favorite hobby. After finalizing his image and sound, his numbers started rapidly increasing, gaining millions of streams over multiple platforms. He has collaborated with many artists on the rise such as Rxseboy, Guardin, and Snow. His genre can vary from chill-lo-fi to hype-punk, as he finds inspiration through older punk-rock bands as well as newer hip-hop artists such as G-Eazy and Madeintyo.

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