Acclaimed singer-songwriter Bazzi is our MTV PUSH act in August.
Grasping smoked-out sensual R&B and widescreen pop sensibilities inside of an eighties-inspired high-fashion fever dream, Michigan-born/Los Angeles-based singer, producer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Bazzi wants to take you on a trip.
“There’s a genuine feeling in my music,” he explains. “It’s a mix of everything I grew up on—from rock to pop. You hear the guitars and real drum sounds with modern day elements and weird samples. It’s odd and different. It’s got a swag and flow, but you’re in this fantasy world at the same time.”
Fascinated by music from an early age, his Lebanese father once brought home an Oud, and a four-year-old Bazzi immediately took to the instrument. By the age of six, he picked up a traditional acoustic.
By the time he was finishing high school, he was constantly writing and producing music, creating his own soundscapes by hand on guitar, piano, and drums.
He went on to release “Alone” on Soundcloud in 2017, which went on to generate over 1 million Spotify streams within months, peaking in the Top 10 of the US Viral Chart.
Next up, Bazzi unveiled Beautiful with lush instrumentation, expansive production, and a heavenly hypnotic hook, the track graced key Apple Music playlists such as “Best of the Week” and “A-List Pop”.
But it was his following release, Mine, that cemented his place as one of 2018’s breakthrough artists. “We were hanging in the pool at my friend’s house,” he states. “I went in the kitchen to grab a water, and ‘Mine’ literally hit me. I rocked that beat with my boys Rice N Peas and went for it.” The track took the world by storm, climbing to #1 in streaming charts across the world.
There’s no doubt about it, Bazzi is on his way to something huge, and he’s inviting everyone along for the ride.
“I hope people listen to my music and leave with that good energy,” he leaves off. “The goal is for them to feel sexy and confident as they blare it with their windows down. It’s like a trip.”
It certainly is. We’re super-excited to have Bazzi as our Push for August.
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Wednesday, 01. August 2018