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Kygo × X Ambassadors

Global superstar, producer and DJ, Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll – a.k.a Kygo releases his new song “Undeniable” ft. X Ambassadors today. Listen HERE. “Undeniable”, out now via RCA Records is the follow up to Kygo’s most recent release “Love Me Now” ft. Zoe Wees which was released this summer and  “Gone Are The Days” ft. James Gillespie which was released in the Spring.

Kygo says, “Sam and I had so much fun writing this one together in LA then performing it last month at Banc of California Stadium. It’s a special song to us and I hope everyone likes “Undeniable” as much as we do.”

X Ambassadors lead singer/songwriter Sam Nelson Harris says, “I’ve always had an affinity for big-ass love songs but don’t often end up writing them. This one came together so organically and quickly— it was such a treat to write it with Kash, Nick, Whethan and Kyrre. I honestly couldn’t be more excited to sing it at all my friends weddings.”

Kygo recently played a massive sold out show in Los Angeles at the Banc of California Stadium in early September. This followed his triumphant first live show back in front of a crowd, where he sold out the historic Red Rocks amphitheater in June. He recently announced, and then sold out within 10 minutes the biggest stadium in Oslo (Ullevaal Stadium) for a show scheduled for July 2nd, 2022. He continues his ongoing residency at The Wynn in Las Vegas. Additionally, through his lifestyle brand Palm Tree Crew, he recently threw his one-of-a-kind intimate festival experience, Palm Tree Music Festival at the Francis S. Gabreski Airport in Westhampton, NY. The single-day event captured the feeling of summer in paradise and featured performances by Kygo himself, Zedd, Gryffin (DJ Set), Frank Walker and Forester.

2020 was a massive year for Kygo. He released a remix of Donna Summer’s Grammy Award winning, platinum, #1 song “Hot Stuff” as well as a remix of Tina Turner’s “What’s Love Got To Do With It” to rave reviews. He also released his critically acclaimed third full-length album Golden Hour which features his hit single “Lose Somebody” with OneRepublic as well as “Higher Love” with Whitney Houston, the latter of which has garnered over 1.1 billion streams worldwide and charted at Top 40 radio. Earlier this year Kygo performed a breathtaking set which was livestreamed on Moment House. Filmed on a snow-capped mountain top in the Sunnmore Alps in his home country of Norway, the one-of-a-kind virtual experience allowed audiences around the world to watch the global superstar deliver a career-spanning set amidst a breathtaking environment unlike anywhere they’ve seen him perform before.

BUY/STREAM GOLDEN HOUR HERE

Kygo x Zoe Wee Composite image shot by Johannes Lovund via Jamie Abzug at RCA records

KYGO × ZOE WEES – LOVE ME NOW

Global superstar, producer and DJ, Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll – a.k.a Kygo releases his new song “Love Me Now” ft. Zoe Wees. Listen HERE. “Love Me Now,” out now via RCA Records, is the follow up to Kygo’s most recent release “Gone Are The Days” ft. James Gillespie which was released in the Spring.

Says Kygo, “I’ve been a fan of Zoe’s music for quite some time, she’s insanely talented. We’ve been working on this one for awhile and are really happy with how it turned out. I think our fans are going to love it!”

Says Zoe, “It was really great working with Kygo! When we sent him our song idea he immediately came back to us with his first version that we all loved. His productions are so special – when you listen to his sound, you just know it’s Kygo! I’m so happy to be able to work with him.”

Kygo recently played his first live show back in front of a crowd, selling out the historic Red Rocks amphitheater in June. He recently announced, and then sold out within 10 minutes the biggest stadium in Oslo (Ullevaal Stadium) for a show scheduled for July 2, 2022. Kygo will be playing Los Angeles at the Bank of California Stadium on September 10 and continues his ongoing residency at The Wynn in Las Vegas. Additionally, through his lifestyle brand Palm Tree Crew, he recently announced their upcoming one-of-a-kind intimate festival experience, Palm Tree Music Festival taking place later this month on Sunday, August 29th at the Francis S. Gabreski Airport in Westhampton, NY. The single-day event will capture the feeling of summer in paradise and will see performances by Kygo himself, Zedd, Gryffin (DJ Set), Frank Walker and Forester. Tickets are currently on sale now and are available HERE along with an exclusive apparel line.

2020 was a massive year for Kygo. He released a remix of Donna Summer’s Grammy Award winning, platinum, #1 song “Hot Stuff” as well as a remix of Tina Turner’s “What’s Love Got To Do With It” to rave reviews. He also released his critically acclaimed third full-length album Golden Hour which features his hit single “Lose Somebody” with OneRepublic as well as “Higher Love” with Whitney Houston, the latter of which has garnered over 1.1 billion streams worldwide and charted at Top 40 radio. Earlier this year Kygo performed a breathtaking set which was livestreamed on Moment House. Filmed on a snow-capped mountain top in the Sunnmore Alps in his home country of Norway, the one-of-a-kind virtual experience allowed audiences around the world to watch the global superstar deliver a career-spanning set amidst a breathtaking environment unlike anywhere they’ve seen him perform before.

BUY/STREAM GOLDEN HOUR HERE

Breakout star Zoe Wees released her debut EP, Golden Wings, on May 21 via Capitol Records. She was named Apple Music’s Up Next artist for April 2021, making her the first-ever German artist to be selected for the promotion. Wees launched her breakout single  “Girls Like Us” with an appearance on DJ Zane Lowe’s Apple Music 1 show. The track charted in the Spotify Global Top 200 and has been featured on numerous playlists worldwide, including Spotify’s Today’s Top Hits and Apple Music’s Today’s Hits in the U.S. With over 61 million U.S. streams to date, America is Wees’ #1 streaming market for “Girls Like Us.” Watch the official video HERE and listen to her new single, “Hold Me Like You Used To,” HERE. The five songs on Golden Wings have amassed over 200 million streams combined in the U.S. Wees, a YouTube Artist On The Rise, will launch her first-ever EU headline tour in March 2022. Tickets are available HERE.

*Photo Credit: Johannes Lovund

Zoe Wees press photo by Jeff Hahn for use by 360 Magazine

Zoe Wees

By: Kai Yeo

Powerful vocal range, unguarded vulnerability, and great songwriting skills. All of that combined is Zoe Wees, 19-year-old German singer-songwriter who is creating a global imprint with her unbelievable vocal range and soulful rhythms.

If you’re new here: Zoe Wees made her stellar debut with her single “Control” in March 2020, a song she opens up about her child epilepsy, a traumatic, isolating condition that can cause severe seizures. “Before I wrote ‘Control’ I looked back to the past every evening. Like I was just sitting in my room and was just there and was just sad and looked at the wall… After I wrote ‘Control’ it was another feeling. Like the situation wasn’t even that bad no more.” The emotional ballad became a worldwide hit and entered the top 20 at Pop radio in the U.S.

A year after her debut single, Wees continued to magnify her presence in the mainstream atmosphere with her emotional release “Girls Like Us” – an empowering anthem of solidarity shared among girls fighting against the stereotypes and expectations of society. Not just about struggling with looks, it is also a song that talks about emotions and pressures of social media. Now at 13 million streams on YouTube, it is praised as “a vulnerable pop anthem that pushed for togetherness” as Wees encourages her listeners to find confidence within themselves.

Now, with her debut EP “Golden Wings” out, Wees continues to relay her personal narratives in her music to create an inspiring and safe space for her fanbase – her wings. Last week, I got the chance to speak with Zoe about the five-track EP and potential live shows, as well as her struggles and autobiographical songwriting.

In your interview, you stated that this EP is your “strength and wings.” Can you share any special moments in the process of making this EP that reflects your strength and wings particularly?

“I feel like the last song for the EP that I wrote, I think it was ‘Girls Like Us.’ The one special moment I realized was that for the first time in a session, I thought about – not just about me – also the other people. About my wings and my community, which I didn’t really have before. I was always thinking about writing my own stuff down and thinking of myself for now, because it was what I was going through. But in the end, I know my music helps a lot of people. So [the one special moment] is taking extra care to also write about what people and my listeners can relate to, especially because I know what they’re going through.

Just in your lyrics and voice, the execution of your message “just want to make people feel less lonely, make them feel stronger” is shown so clearly. How do you feel about your fans’ reactions to your EP?

“I’m so happy. Cause you know actually; one thing is we wrote together. And they’re here from the beginning, and we’re gonna grow together when I go on tour and when I’m in their city. They’re gonna come visit me and I’m gonna see them. This is what makes me happy because anytime I go back to a city, I’m gonna see them again and again and again, so we grow together, which is so nice.”

Known for your “raspy low to unbelievably powerful and sky-high” singing style, is there a personal favorite style when making this EP or did you just go with the flow?

“I actually just go with the flow. Really, I just go with the flow. Whatever comes out of my mouth.”

You wrote your first song on anxiety and epilepsy; can you tell us why this was important for you to show your authentic and true self?

“Because I never write about happy things. You know, I hate writing about happy things, cause it makes me sad. That’s funny, I know. But I really like… never thought this was something I was ever gonna release. But I was just in the studio, and it was the first session, and I was so nervous. And then I thought about because I struggled so much with my epilepsy, and I still do even though it wasn’t as intense at that time, I really wanted to write a song about it. For me, it was the most natural way to be honest to my wings and everyone around me. And a way for me to be real. And that’s just me.”

Thank you for showing us such personal aspects of your life and empowering us (especially women) to be comfortable in our own bodies. Can you tell us what inspires you to write music?”

“Jessie J and Billie Eilish… and especially just what I’m going through.”

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Author’s Notes

P.S.: If you can’t tell from her answers… Zoe was every bit as wonderful and charismatic with her words as she is with her musical talent. Zoe, I can’t wait to see what’s next for you and to listen to more of what you create! Your music is so inspiring and when we finally meet in real life (hopefully at one of your tour stops), please remember we promised to trade my skin for your brows. Cheering for you always, stay beautiful x

illustration by Alex Bogdan for use by 360 Magazine

ZOE WEES × SPOTIFY SINGLES

Emerging German pop singer-songwriter, Zoe Wees, has released her inaugural Spotify Singles recordings. As the face of Spotify’s 2021 EQUAL program for the month of May and one of Spotify’s Germany RADAR artists in 2020, Zoe has almost 10 million monthly listeners on Spotify, and is excited to share these new songs with her wide global fanbase.

Side A is a heartfelt ballad version of her hit single, “Hold Me Like You Used To,” backed by a stunning string section. For Side B, Zoe flexes her powerful vocals with a raw, soulful cover of Canadian singer-songwriter Tate McRae’s “You Broke Me First.”

To date, Zoe’s music has been featured on over 345 Spotify playlists worldwide including New Music Friday, Today’s Top Hits, Hits du Moment, It’s Hits Sweden, and Pop Rising, with Zoe’s first two singles, megahit Control and Girls Like Us, having reached half a billion global streams.

Zoe says, “I decided to do a string version of ‘Hold Me Like You Used To’ because I love strings and I wanted to give the song another sound with a different kind of vibe that makes it even more sad. I covered Tate McRae because I love ‘you broke me first,’ I love Tate, and she’s doing an amazing job. I love the lyrics and the way she wrote the song.”

Listen to Zoe Wees on Spotify Singles NOW.

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Zoe Wees Golden Wings press image via Capitol Records shot by Photo Credit: Philipp Gladsome for use by 360 Magazine

ZOE WEES – GOLDEN WINGS

ZOE WEES’ DEBUT EP, GOLDEN WINGS, SET FOR MAY 21 RELEASE

Wees: An Apple Up-Next Artist For April Will Perform On “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” On April 15

EP Includes The Hits “Control” And “Girls Like Us,” Which Have Amassed Nearly Half A Billion Combined Global Streams

Breakout star Zoe Wees will release her debut EP, Golden Wings, on May 21 via Capitol Records. Fans who pre-order the EP, available HERE, will instantly receive her first two singles, ”Control” and ”Girls Like Us,” which, when combined, are closing in on half a billion global streams. Tune in on Thursday, April 15, to see Wees perform on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

Today’s news is coupled with the announcement of being Apple Music’s Up Next artist for April 2021, coming after the likes of Beabadoobee, Holly Humberstone and Tate McRae. Wees is the first-ever German artist to be selected for the promotion.

“It’s a real honor for me to be named as Apple’s Up Next Artist for April, and to follow on from so many talented people who have emerged from this program. I’m ready to give everything to grow with this challenge the way they did,” says Zoe Wees, who is featured on the cover of Euphoria Magazine. In this feature story, Euphoria observed, “Zoe Wees is one of music’s most exciting rising stars and that definitely isn’t being said for the sake of it.”

Golden Wings features five songs, each delicately penned from a personal, relatable place. See below for track listing. Control” tells the story of Wees’ struggle with rolandic childhood epilepsy–a traumatic, isolating condition that can cause severe seizures. Hailed as “an emotional powerhouse of a song” by LADYGUNN, the emotional ballad became a worldwide hit and entered the top 20 at Pop radio in the U.S. People praised the follow-up single “Girls Like Us” as “a vulnerable pop anthem that pushed for togetherness and solidarity to girls around the world.”

Wees launched “Girls Like Us” with an appearance on DJ Zane Lowe’s Apple Music 1 show. The track is currently in the Spotify Global Top 200 and has been featured on numerous playlists worldwide, including Spotify’s Today’s Top Hits and Apple Music’s Today’s Hits in the U.S. With over 27 million U.S. streams to date, America is Wees’ #1 streaming market for “Girls Like Us.” Watch the official video HERE.

“Each of the songs are autobiographical and very special to me,” explains Wees. “In a way, the EP was written as personal therapy, with each track helping tackle my own mental health. I chose the title Golden Wings to symbolize the feelings of security and strength. These two things are foundations from where hope can grow. I hope people can relate to my stories in their own way.”

Track Listing for Golden Wings

  1. Control
  2. Girls Like Us
  3. Hold Me Like You Used To
  4. Ghost
  5. Overthinking

Zoe Wees – Girls Like Us

Eighteen-year-old Hamburg, Germany-based artist Zoe Wees who charted on Rolling Stone’s “Breakthrough 25” late last year, following the success of her debut single, “Control” kicks off 2021 with a brand new single, “Girls Like Us.” Blending vulnerability with strength, Wees send a message of togetherness and solidarity to girls around the world who are feeling the pressures of society. Itߣs a middle finger to the impossible beauty standards that are still being peddled by brands, influencers and algorithms. Released today by Capitol Records, “Girls Like Us” is available for download / streaming HERE.

Wees explains, “For me, it was the hardest feeling to grow up in a world that you feel doesn’t accept you. We all have insecurities, but this is what makes us beautiful.” “Girls Like Us” was produced by Patrick Pyke Salmy and Ricardo M., members of her core team. Look for the official video to premiere soon. Wees, who is featured on the cover of Apple Music’s “New Music Daily,” appeared on “The Zane Lowe Show” earlier today.

Last night, Wees made her U.S. television debut on “The Late Late Show with James Corden.” View her performance of “Control” HERE. The track was added to the two biggest playlists in the world  Spotify’s Today’s Top Hits and Apple Music’s Today’s Hits  and has since amassed over 270 million combined global streams. Hailed as “an emotional powerhouse of a song” by LADYGUNN, the raw, emotional ballad became a worldwide hit and entered the top 20 at Pop radio in the U.S. “Control” charted in 58 countries’ Viral Charts on Spotify and has already gone Gold in five countries. Wees wrote “Control” as a way of dealing with the exclusion and helplessness she experienced as she struggled with rolandic childhood epilepsy. View the official video for “Control” HERE.

Wees has been named as a YouTube “On The Rise” artist, “One To Watch 2021” by Amazon, an iHeartRadio “Pop on the Verge” artist and a SiriusXM “Hits 1 To Watch” artist. Wonderland observed, “Zoe Wees has been capturing the imagination of fans worldwide with her deep enthralling vocals and therapeutic rhythms.” London in Stereo hailed her as “a rare artist in the sense she possesses a unique vocal & leaves you hanging on every word she says.” In this Essence “Girls United” column, she talks about her songwriting process, dealing with anxiety and what it was like opening for Sam Smith at Abbey Road Studios last fall.

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