Published on August 3rd, 2020 | by Hype Mag Staff0
PREMIERE: NSTASIA And D*L*P Debut Intimate Visual For Pharrell x SoundCloud Select “Couch”
Personally chosen by Pharrell Williams and KP as the lead single off the compilation album, ‘i am OTHER’, Haitian-American singer/songwriter NSTASIA and superstar producer D*L*P combine their unique talents on the woozy yet sultry banger “Couch”, out now with a striking accompanying visual.
Draped in crystals, NSTASIA dances joyfully across a spacious loft evoking feelings of comfort and serenity. She blesses her space with sage and summons a bright positive energy to wash over her. The spell-binding single, released July 10th speaks on finding peace of mind and space to think within the chaos of the world. She sings: “Sometimes / The best thoughts come from right here on the couch.”
The single was one of 12 outstanding songs selected from a contest for Pharrell Williams’ ‘i am OTHER’ and SoundCloud’s “i am OTHER, Volume 1” album, a compilation born from the post-coronavirus outpouring of creativity. It has since landed on Apple’s Alt-R&B playlist and made way for D*L*P to partner with SoundCloud in launching his own label, The Future Will Bang.
“The very talented D*L*P sent over a loop and instantly the lyrics and melodies came to me. It inspired me to speak my truth regardless of what others think. Being a part of this amazing compilation motivates me to continue allowing myself to show vulnerability through my music… This is just another confirmation that we are hardly ever the only ones who feel the way we feel.” – NSTASIA
“Producing Couch was special. The energy of the melody just took me somewhere else mentally. NSTASIA always finds a way to inspire when we work. It was amazing to find out we were selected by Pharrell and KP to be apart of ‘i am OTHER’s compilation album, a true honor. In addition, I couldn’t be more happy than to launch my label, The Future Will Bang, with this special single release and to announce my partnership with SoundCloud.” – D*L*P
“Couch” Cover Art
Haitian-American singer/songwriter NSTASIA’s debut single “Trap Or Die” became the #4 most shared song on Spotify in the US followed by her second single, “Parachute” (produced by Skrillex) becoming #9 on Spotify’s Top 50 Global Charts from her album NEW RELIGION. Following NSTASIA’s independent success, her talents traveled overseas leading to a 5x’s platinum record and a #1 spot on the Italian Billboard Charts for 14 weeks with Italian Rapper Salmo by featuring on Salmos’ single titled “Il Ciello Nella Stanza”. NSTASIA has gained over 120 million streams and over 5 million fans on Spotify. Her debut album, NEW RELIGION, featured production by Skrillex, TON, A-TEAM (Boyz II Men, Quincy Jones), Ryan M. Tedder (Ariana Grande), Scott Bruzenak (Daya), M-Phazes (Eminem, Kimbra), and Sak Pasé (Kanye West, Jay-Z, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj). Hugely inspired by her time in Atlanta, the project chronicles her falling in love over and over again with “bad boys”, celebrating the fiery passion that enveloped those relationships. It also showcases her undeniable skill as a songwriter and ability to create indelible songs, positioning her as one of tomorrow’s most promising new stars.
Devin D*L*P Parker
A producer, songwriter, and mix engineer, Devin “DLP” Parker was born into a musical family in Baltimore, MD and later attended Berklee College of Music in Boston. DLP has had the privilege to produce and write with Ry X, Andra Day, DJ Khaled, NSTASIA, and CADE amongst others. Furthermore, Devin and longtime creative partner Gingger Shankar, have written and produced several Original Soundtracks and Scores for Bollywood Pictures, including but not limited to Heartbeats (2017) and Article 15 (2019). During the COVID-19 pandemic, DLP struck a deal with SoundCloud to launch his own record label, The Future Will Bang, that will focus on giving a platform to unique and extraordinary talent that DLP works with from around the world.
‘i am OTHER’ “Couch” Cover Art
D*L*P (L) and NSTASIA (R)
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