R3HAB continues to build anticipation for his forthcoming studio album to be released later this year. Fresh off the heels of his previous release, “Runaway” featuring UK artists Sigala and JP Cooper, the well-renowned DJ and producer returns with his biggest collab of the year: the star-studded “Sad Boy” tapping Jonas Blue, Ava Max, and Kylie Cantrall.
This is the ultimate cross section between dance music and pop, and we are here for it! With R3hab accumulating over 5 millions streams to date (over 900 million on Spotify last year alone), the Netherlands native proudly takes his place in Spotify’s top 150 most streamed artists across all genres worldwide.
“This is one of those records where the pieces fell into place quickly. Ava and I connected when I remixed ‘EveryTime I Cry’ a few months ago. I heard the idea for ‘Sad Boy’ and knew I had to make the record. Her voice is powerful and bold and a pleasure to work with. I’m glad for the opportunity to create with Jonas, as we’ve only remixed each others’ work but haven’t collaborated. He brings an uplifting and fresh direction to every record. It’s been great working with Kylie as well, looking forward to seeing her artistic journey take off,” says R3HAB.
“Collaborating with these amazing artists on ‘Sad Boy’ has been a highlight of my year, I’ve been talking to R3HAB about doing something together for years, and after working with Ava last year on ‘My Head & My Heart,’ this was the perfect moment for us all to come together on a song. To have an exciting new talent like Kylie jumping on that second verse and killing it was the cherry on the cake,” remarks Jonas Blue.
“Had a blast collaborating with R3HAB, Jonas Blue and Kylie on ‘Sad Boy’. This song is all about having a crush on that dark, mysterious person people may not expect,” says Ava Max.
“The first time I heard ‘Sad Boy’, I thought I’d heard it before. It’s such a catchy song. There are so many contagious elements about it, the melody, that drop… Yeah, pretty much the whole thing! I couldn’t get it out of my head, I was singing it literally everywhere I went. So, when they asked me to jump on the song, I was like ‘What!?… Hell Yeah!’ I really feel super fortunate to get the chance to work with such insanely talented DJs/producers R3HAB and Jonas Blue, who are the best in the game! They could have stopped there, but once you add Ava Max on top of all that, I was literally at a loss for words. She’s such an incredible singer and performer, I feel honored to be on the song with her! The fact that I get to collaborate with these stars… needless to say, it definitely feels like a pinch-me moment,” says Kylie Cantrall.