Steve Aoki - Waste It On Me (feat. BTS) - Single Art

(taken from Neon Future III, out Friday 9 November 2018 through Liberator Music/Ultra Music)

  • Collaboration between Steve Aoki and K-Pop group BTS
  • BTS’ first song sung fully in English
  • BTS have 3 billion streams and have sold 9 million albums worldwide
  • Steve Aoki has 1.5 billion Spotify streams and 2 billion on YouTube
  • BTS’ two most recent albums both went #1 in the US and reached the top 10 in Australia
  • BTS have three top 50 singles in Australia

Two-time Grammy-nominated DJ and producer Steve Aoki releases new single ‘Waste It On Me’ featuring global boy band sensation BTS, along with the announcement of his highly anticipated album Neon Future III, set to release next month on Friday 9 November through Liberator Music/Ultra Music.

The track is a dynamic anthem for young restless love, explaining how we feel when we find someone we want to pursue and spend all our free time with, no matter the circumstance. The chorus, “waste it on me”, is an echo to that feeling of desire we have when we want a special person to invest their limited time in pursuing us, hoping it’s mutual.

“We’re happy for this meaningful and heart-felt collaboration,” said BTS. “The song is just so amazing, we really enjoyed working on it. It’s our first song that is entirely in English. It was refreshing and fun to record the song. We hope this would be a good present for our fans.”

“I’m so psyched to share this collaboration with one of the most exciting and inspiring group of guys I’ve met in the past few years,” said Aoki. “It’s an absolute honor to work with them once again on ‘Waste It On Me.’ I can’t wait for my fans to hear what’s in store for them next on this third instalment of Neon Future.”

BTS and Steve began their musical relationship back in 2017, when Steve remixed BTS’ hit song ‘MIC Drop’ with Grammy-nominated rapper Desiigner, taking the hit to #1 on the Billboard US World Digital Chart in 2017-2018, over 7 million streams on Spotify, the highest-charting song by a K-pop group in US history, and the first to go certified Gold. BTS is no stranger to success, not only are the superstars on a completely sold-out arena and stadium world tour, they are also being honoured by the Korean government for spreading Korean culture, and they recently spoke at the United Nations. Vulture calls them ‘the biggest boy band in the world with the most devoted fandom’ and their message of love and positivity is making waves everywhere, especially in New York, with their noteworthy Citi Field performance that lit up the stadium, selling out 40,000 tickets in a matter of minutes. BTS will also be debuting a movie on the big screen with a ‘B.T.S.’ experience of the group, called Burn The Stage: The Movie, which is set for a limited time release on 15 November. The film will feature an intimate following of the superstars’ rise to fame and their incredible The Wings Tour 2017 BTS Live Trilogy Episode III, which shifted 550,000 tickets across 40 concerts.

This new track follows Aoki’s recent releases of ‘Jaleo’ with Nicky Jam, ‘Hoovela’ with Croatian DJ/producer TWIIG and Aoki’s pop anthem, ‘Be Somebody’ featuring multi-Platinum vocalist Kiiara and multi-Platinum DJ & producer Nicky Romero, that had its premiere performance on The Today Show.

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