This week's ALT 104.5 New Music Discovery of the Week is benny blanco x MARSHMELLO x VANCE JOY "YOU"
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The track, produced by blanco, Marshmello and Blake Slatkin.
“I’ve been friends with both Vance and Marshmello for a long time and it was just the right time for us to make a record together,” says blanco. “This song makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside and I hope everyone else gets the same feeling when they listen.”
“I went into a songwriting session with Blake Slatkin and Caroline Pennell and we had a super fun day,” says Joy. “We walked away with an emotionally charged song that felt like it had something special. benny loved it as well and I was excited when he told me he was working on it with Marshmello. I love what it’s blossomed into—it’s really arrived. I'm very happy to be a part of it.”
“benny showed me this demo in his studio one day,” says Marshmello. “I was instantly attracted to the song and knew I had to try something a little different with it. I sent my initial idea to benny and from there we went back and forth until we created what everyone can hear right now. Super excited and happy with how the song came out”
Born and raised in Reston, VA, benny blanco is an award-winning artist, record producer, songwriter and musician. As a producer and songwriter, blanco is responsible for hundreds of millions of album sales worldwide due to his work with artists including Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber, Halsey, Maroon 5, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Kesha, Sia, The Weeknd, Selena Gomez, Wiz Khalifa, Kanye West and many more. He is the founder of two labels in collaboration with Interscope Records: Mad Love Records and Friends Keep Secrets.
Marshmello's star continues to rise as the famously masked artist breaks boundaries across the industry. With chart-topping singles and collaborations with the likes of Juice WRLD, Halsey, Demi Lovato, Bastille, Kane Brown, Selena Gomez and more. Marshmello has clocked a staggering 8+ billion streams across Spotify alone and with almost 50 million monthly listeners on the platform he's one of the top 50 most streamed artists in the world on Spotify.
With a career just short of a decade, Vance Joy was introduced to the world with his instant global classic, “riptide.” His debut album dream your life away arrived in September 2014, spawning further hits “mess is mine,” “georgia” and “fire and the flood.” His second album Nation of Two was released in February 2018 featuring singles “Lay it on Me,” “Saturday Sun” and “We’re Going Home.” The success saw him surface everywhere from singing on the “American Idol” Season Finale to being handpicked to open Taylor Swift’s 1989 World Tour. He’s travelled the world headlining to audiences in arenas across Canada, amphitheatres in North America including the famous Red Rocks, across Latin America, theatres across Europe and arenas across Australia including two sold-out hometown shows at Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena. Vance spent the summer of 2019 opening for P!NK on the European stadium leg of her Beautiful Trauma World Tour before taking some time off. “You” is the first new music from the Australian singer-songwriter in three years, and the beginning of an exciting new chapter.