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|JAX JONES’ NEW BANGER, “WHISTLE” FEATURING CALUM SCOTT, IS OUT NOW VIA ASTRALWERKS|
|GRAMMY® and BRIT-nominated producer/DJ/multi-instrumentalist Jax Jones and acclaimed vocalist Calum Scott make a persuasive case for giving a lover a second chance on the contagious, high-energy new single “Whistle,” released via Astralwerks. Listen HERE.|
“I’m very excited to be collaborating with Calum on ‘Whistle,’” says Jax Jones. “His vocals are outstanding and bring the song to life. 2023 is going to be a busy year for me and ‘Whistle’ is the start of a long line of releases.”
Calum Scott added, “So happy to be collaborating with Jax on this record! I remember hearing an early demo of ‘Whistle’ and immediately wanted in with the boys to finish the song and record a vocal! Big fan of Jax as an artist, but after hanging out with him and his family, I’m a big fan of him as a person, too! Excited for everyone to hear ‘Whistle’!”
|“With this run of music, I’m digging into my influences from when I was a teenager. That’s why a lot of the songs sound nostalgic and why there are lots of visual nods to my early life,” explains Jax. “For example, we shot the video for ‘Whistle’ on the buses that I took every day to my music classes; the 176 and the 363. Using those routes allowed me to show my version of London, such as the multicultural aspects that influenced me musically and make up so much of who I am today. Similarly, with the artwork you’ll find nods towards the influences from my youth. By showing these influences I’m exploring the idea of taking things that you grew up with and inserting yourself into them, allowing you to take ownership of them rather than be put on a pedestal now that I’m older.” |
Jax and Calum each enjoyed massive success in 2022. “Where Did You Go?” – Jax’s collaboration with MNEK – was a No. 1 hit on the Mediabase U.S. dance radio chart and was the second biggest song of 2022 at U.K. radio. The track has amassed over 450 million combined global streams. Billboard noted, “Jones’ production manages both playfulness and soul, with MNEK’s big vocal hook showcasing the incredible shimmer of his voice.” The Honey Pop said, “If you need us, we will be imagining being in a field at a festival with [‘Where Did You Go?’] coming over the speakers… Jax Jones is the moment!” Europa, his project with Martin Solveig returned, returned with the single “Lonely Heart” featuring GRACEY.
Calum released his sophomore album, Bridges, which contained the hits “Heaven,” “Biblical,” “Rise” and “If You Ever Change Your Mind.” His collaboration with Lost Frequencies, “Where Are You Now,” closed out 2022 with over one billion combined global streams and attained certifications in numerous countries, including Gold in the U.S. and Platinum in the U.K. The BRIT-nominated song was one of the top 10 UK singles of the year and charted in the top 15 of Billboard’s 2022 Hot Dance/Electronic Songs tally.
|Jax Jones & Calum Scott |
Photo Credit: Ariel Peedatzur
About Jax Jones
Jax Jones is a multi-Platinum selling artist with over 60 million single sales and more than eight billion combined global streams. Honored with multiple GRAMMY, BRIT and Ivor nominations, he has become a mainstay in modern British music and continues to create genre-defying music for both the charts and specialist dance scene, working and collaborating with artists including Demi Lovato, Ed Sheeran, Bebe Rexha, Diana Ross, Joel Corry, Mark Ronson, Mabel, Years and Years, Martin Solveig, RAYE and Stefflon Don. His last album, Snacks, was the U.K.’s best-selling dance album of 2019 and 2020. With his record label, WUGD, in partnership with Polydor Records and Astralwerks, he continues to release and support music from developing acts.
About Calum Scott
With the arrival of his 2018 debut album Only Human, U.K.-based singer/songwriter Calum Scott landed at No. 1 on the iTunes album chart in over 20 countries around the world, amassing over 7.5 billion total global streams and counting. Now certified Platinum or Gold in 21 countries, Only Human includes his RIAA Platinum-certified smash “You Are The Reason,” a track that cracked the top 25 on Spotify’s US Viral 50 and hit the top 10 on iTunes single charts in 38 countries. The album also features Calum’s stripped-back, 3x Platinum cover of Robyn’s “Dancing On My Own,” which earned a BRIT Award nomination for Best British Single. His first new music since Only Human, Calum’s track “Biblical” marked an exciting evolution of his artistry, infusing even more raw emotion into his soulful and timeless sound. The piano-laced ballad was the first song released from his 2022 sophomore album Bridges, which also features “Heaven,” “If You Ever Change Your Mind” and “Rise.” Calum has garnered acclaim from numerous outlets including Billboard , which hailed his “stunningly pure voice.” The Huffington Post declared, “Scott makes an impressive splash…compelling” and Ones to Watch noted that Calum’s music “elegantly transforms pain into beauty.”
Now celebrating its 30th anniversary, Astralwerks is America’s preeminent home for groundbreaking artists. Founded in New York City in 1993 by Caroline Records staffers who recognized the promise of the nascent electronic/ambient scene, the label has also launched the careers of indie, alternative and experimental artists. The first studio albums from The Chemical Brothers, Halsey, Swedish House Mafia, Empire of the Sun, Alison Wonderland, Phoenix and Porter Robinson, among many others, were all released by Astralwerks in the U.S., fueling a sense of shared discovery with fans.
As a testament to this visionary approach, Astralwerks has amassed 30 GRAMMY® nominations, taken home six GRAMMY Awards and had historic releases from the likes of Brian Eno, Kraftwerk, Fatboy Slim, David Guetta, deadmau5, Eric Prydz, The Avalanches, ILLENIUM and many more. Now based at the iconic Capitol Records Tower in Hollywood, CA, the label is driven by a scalable, independent, and global-thinking ethos that has recently drawn such artists as Alesso, Bob Moses, Chris Lake, SG Lewis, Surf Mesa and ZHU to its roster and led to the launch of Astralwerks Asia. The label has also released such massive singles as the RIAA-certified 6x Platinum “Happier” by Marshmello + Bastille, “Piece Of Your Heart” by MEDUZA & Goodboys, which is certified Platinum and received a GRAMMY nomination, and the Gold certified “Losing It” by FISHER.