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HRVY Unleashes New Summer Bop With Dance Legend, Steve Aoki

This year has been a big one for the English singer/songwriter, HRVY. With millions of listeners following him along his journey, the 23-year-old now begins an exciting new chapter in his musical maturation. Coming off the heels of his latest EP, Views from the 23rd Floor, he now teams up with 2x-GRAMMY-nominated artist and producer Steve Aoki finding liberation through their new collaborative single, “Save Me”. 

Landing on Dim Mak Records, the fizzy summer dance anthem is an electronic banger with a charming love story at the heart of the lyrics. With earnest wording, cloaked in waves of catchy, energetic beats and head-bopping production, the track blends Aoki’s unparalleled style with HRVY’s silky smooth vocals to produce a sonic experience that is undeniable. 

“Save Me” also debuts alongside an eerily atmospheric music video that finds the two artists in a hauntingly dire situation. Throughout the 3 minutes, listeners are invited into a sonic adventure set against the backdrop of a traditional church. Steve Aoki shares;

 “For ‘Save Me,’ I wanted to create a vibrant and fun drop that had a special bounce to match HRVY’s incredible vocal style. When we did the video, it felt like a haunted church vibe was the perfect setting for what the soul-stirring lyrics depict.”

HRVY and Aoki stayed connected online throughout the song’s production, finally getting a chance to meet in person for the first time at the music video shoot in Los Angeles. 

“I’ve always been a huge fan of Steve’s, so, after I wrote the song last year and heard he wanted it to be a single it was an immediate yes. We’d not actually met until the shoot in LA and I’m hoping we’ll be able to perform it together at some festivals in the summer and throw some cake out too!!”

HRVY has been working consistently to fine-tune his craft and live performance. Over the past years, he has been touring incessantly, which has helped him amass a massive international fanbase. In 2019 alone, he estimates he visited 26 countries, boosting a profile that’s seen HRVY mania break out in Asia. Closer to home, HRVY has sold out three UK and European tours, including headline shows at Eventim Apollo Hammersmith and two London Palladium shows in Autumn 2021.

He also has sold-out shows in Asia, Australia, and America. Alongside this, HRVY has also performed at festivals in Jakarta, Korea, and shared the stage with Jonas Blue at Capital FMs Summertime Ball twice to an audience of over 80,000 each time and their Jingle Bell Ball and solo performance at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend in 2019.

HRVY is undeniably cementing his status as an international pop star with such infectious energy and a highly charming sound. 

Listen to the latest summer bop anthem here: https://open.spotify.com/album/5jDl6mDA5gzgvzGyu7Twij?si=8Kft-bQIRaKh_wORtkL30A 

Words by Sheila Lim

Posted On 4 October, 2022