A crafty hooksmith and an expressive singer, 19-year-old Cali artist 24kGoldn has the makings of a future superstar. Arriving just as his slow-burning viral hit “Valentino” hits a new high in popularity, Goldn shares DROPPED OUTTA COLLEGE, his debut EP. Recorded over the past year, the DROPPED OUTTA COLLEGE EP tells the story of Goldn’s life as a budding artist and a college student at USC, exploring the emotions, relationships, and desires he felt at the time. Comprised of eight genre-bending tracks, the new EP is the sound of a young artist embracing his freedom and starting to reach his immense potential. Enjoy this audio stream below after the jump and please share this with friends.
“I wanted my project to be genuine and authentic to ALL of me, so no two songs sound alike,” says 24kGoldn. “Each has a distinct feeling and sound to it; if I’m a multidimensional person, why should my music be any different?”
With production from the likes of D.A. Doman and Black Mayo, the EP vacillates from strutting trap on tracks like “DROPPED OUTTA COLLEGE,” recently dropped along with a charming and comedic video (loosely echoing “Stacy’s Mom”), to bouncy alt-rock on “CITY OF ANGELS,” to breezy summertime pop on “BEEN HERE BEFORE.” Though the EP hops from genre to genre, the 19-year-old artist is always convincing, buoyed by his powerful pipes, which can convey outrageous confidence and frayed vulnerability in equal measure. Featuring an appearance from Fetty Wap and hosting previously released singles like “A LOT TO LOSE,” “GAMES ON YOUR PHONE,” and the viral hit “VALENTINO,“the DROPPED OUTTA COLLEGE EP is available everywhere via RECORDS, LLC/Columbia Records.
Originally released in January, 24kGoldn’s full-throated banger “Valentino” took a slow burn to success, gradually gaining fans before exploding in popularity in September. Driven by a viral craze on TikTok and a sync HBO’s Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson-starring series Ballers, “Valentino” made its way onto Spotify’s US Top 50 and reached the top 5 of Rolling Stone’s new Trending 25 chart. Currently racking up over 5 million streams per week across platforms, and with over 90 million streams to date, “Valentino” made its Billboard Hot 100 debut this week, entering the chart at #92.
Buy/Stream DROPPED OUTTA COLLEGE EP: https://24KGoldn.
DROPPED OUTTA COLLEGE EP tracklist:
- DROPPED OUTTA COLLEGE
- THE GRAM ft. Fetty Wap
- MY BED
- CITY OF ANGELS
- GAMES ON YOUR PHONE
- BEEN HERE BEFORE
- A LOT TO LOSE
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