R3HAB x Jonas Blue x Ava Max x Kylie Cantrall, Debut New Playful Dance Pop Single “Sad Boy”

As we continue to build up to this anticipated album drop, the more we can’t help by getting too excited. On our latest visit over to APG we are checking out “Sad Boy”, the latest drop from R3HAB and Jonas Blue. Since his adventure began, R3HAB has toured some of the best clubs in the world and amassed more than 300 million streams of his debut album. What is actually amazing however is that R3HAB was able to accomplish this with no major label backing, only working through his CYB3RPVNK imprint. Through his expanded efforts to increase CYB3RPVNK’s roster, R3HAB has been recruiting a fantastic variety of up-and-comers to provide a major range of music to his audience.  With R3HAB consistently popping up on our radar, we have absolutely no idea what he is going to do next and can’t wait.

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.” – 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.” – Jonas Blue

Had a blast collaborating with R3HABJonas Blue and Kylie on ‘Sad Boy‘. This song is all about having a crush on that dark, mysterious person people may not expect.” – 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.” – Kylie Cantrall

When you have this amount of absolutely insanely talented artists on one track, you know that Midas came down himself and turned the single into gold. The latest single leading up to R3HAB’s upcoming album, “Sad Boy” may have leap-frogged over most of R3HAB’s catalog and already broke into our top 5 track from this versatile producer. Combing both the light and dark variations of dance-pop from Jonas Blue and R3HAB creates the odd, yet playful and positive crossover that hits in exactly the right spot to quickly make this a fan favorite. Ava Max quickly steps in and allows her vocal performance to take the main sultry lead, fitting perfectly into the dance-pop blend. At the same time, making her post-Disney debut, Kylie Cantrall ste[s in and creates a slightly more innocent but complimentary performance to Ava’s lead. With so much star power overflowing from this single, we can’t help but absolutely love this “Sad Boy”.

Make sure you check out the visualizer for “Sad Boy” on YouTube below and over on Spotify!

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Brandon Stuhr

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