After teasing its impending arrival, K-pop supergroup and worldwide phenomenon, Monsta X, unveil their brand new single “WHO DO U LOVE?” [feat. French Montana] today. Billboard calling it “An alt-R&B song, “Who Do U Love?” demands to be danced to as it is driven by a blend of sleek bass, snappy beats, and shimmering synths that create an addicting, groovy melody propelled by a rhythmic choral hook. The display of sultry smooth vocals, including a display of harmonized falsetto, from members of the South Korean septet contrast with the rap bridge featuring French Montana.” Enjoy this audio stream below after the jump and please share this with friends.
The English-language anthem highlights the interplay of their powerhouse voices over a hummable bass line, percussive snaps, shimmering keys, and a danceable groove. It swings from bright global pop into a sizzling hip-hop cameo courtesy of French Montana before the hard-hitting hypnotic hook:“Who do u love? Is it him or me? Cause I can’t take the pressure anymore. Who do u love? Girl, it’s killing me. If you can’t say that I’m the one for sure, then I’m walking out the door.”
Additionally, Monsta X and French Montana shot a big screen-worthy music video together, dropping hot on the tune’s heels very soon! The track is also slated to impact Pop radio on July 15th.
Next up, Monsta X make their North American television debut when they perform “WHO DO U LOVE?” live on ABC’s Good Morning America Thursday August 1, 2019.
The group continues to make headlines. 2019 has been nothing short of a breakthrough year as they sold out arenas worldwide, racked up tens of millions of streams, and attracted unanimous praise. Forbes recently predicted, “Monsta X are making moves toward an overseas crossover.”
Right now, they’re in the midst of the seventeen-date “we are here” world tour. It spans Bangkok, Australia, and Europe before touching down stateside for six dates starting in Dallas, TX July 25 at Verizon Theatre. Fittingly, the jaunt concludes at one of the nation’s most hallowed venues, The Staples Center in Los Angeles on August 10.
MONSTA X WORLD TOUR
DATE CITY VENUE
June 1 Bangkok, TH Thunder Dome
June 5 Sydney, AU ICC Sydney Theatre
June 8 Melbourne, AU Margaret Court Arena
June 22 Kuala Lumpur, MY Stadium Malawati
June 29 Madrid, ES Palacio Vistalegre
July 3 Amsterdam, NL AFAS Live (Heineken Music Hall)
July 6 Paris, FR La Seine Musicale
July 9 London, UK The SSE Arena Wembley
July 13 Berlin, DE Mercedes-Benz Arena (O2 World Berlin)
July 19 São Paulo, BR Espaco das Americas
July 21 Mexico City, MX Teatro Metropolitan
July 25 Dallas, TX Verizon Theatre
July 27 Houston, TX Smart Financial Centre
July 30 Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre
August 3 New York, NY Hulu Theater
August 6 Chicago, IL Rosemont Theatre
August 10 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
Inventively fusing K-Pop, wild hip-hop, rock energy, and universal pop power,Monsta X set the tone for the international sound. Averaging over 2.3 million monthly listeners on Spotify, the group boast a catalog of smashes, including“HERO” [31 million Spotify streams], “DRAMARAMA” [24 million Spotify streams], and “Beautiful” [20 million Spotify streams]. Most recently, their 2019 Steve Aoki collaboration, “Play It Cool,” put up over 11 million Spotify streams and staked out a spot on the Billboard Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Chart. Entertainment Tonight praised it, and Idolator described it as “a feast for the eyes and ears, and a reminder why Monsta X is one of the hottest acts on the planet right now.”
Their latest offering, Take.2 We Are Here, bowed at #5 on the Billboard top World Albums Chart and garnered acclaim from Complex, Idolator,Billboard, Cosmopolitan, and NME. Paper Magazine put it best though,“You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know that Monsta X’s darkly textured but nonetheless high-energy music is the reason why they stand apart from other acts in the vibrant and constantly expanding K-Pop scene.”Not to mention, they also peaked at #4 on the coveted Social 50.
With new music on the way, the group makes history this fall as “the first K-pop group at the iHeartRadioMusic festival in Las Vegas” on September 21, 2019.
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