The mega production collaborations are back on the ascent. And… this week, they do not come much greater, nor earworm worthy than the track “Sad Boy” by R3HAB and Jonas Blue featuring Ava Max and Kylie Cantrall.
If I were to jot down all of the top named artist collaborations of Dutch/Moroccan producer/DJ R3HAB and the UK’s homegrown songwriter, producer, DJ and talent-spotter Jonas Blue, have collectively worked with. I would be covering a lot of the pop world. There’s that many. I won’t contemplate making an attempt at doing so either. Because this will take me a long time to reel a list of that size off. Instead, let’s talk “Sad Boy“. The second track, to be lifted off R3HAB’s upcoming third studio album arriving later this year.
The Avatars will undoubtedly come out in force for “Sad Boy“, being that Ava Max stamps her wholly recognisable vocals on it. There is no mistaking the voice of the global sensation as she heads up this banger. About a sweetheart gone, melancholy. Who doesn’t always show up to the party because of sometimes not feeling in the right mindset. But it seems both Ava and Kylie Cantrall have the situation read. They understand this boy isn’t messing them around. He’s just dealing with stuff like mental health. And the girls heap praise on him for being in tune with his feelings.
“Had a blast collaborating with R3HAB, Jonas Blue and Kylie on ‘Sad Boy‘. This song is all about having a crush on that dark, mysterious person people may not expect.” – Ava Max
This is rather a big statement to make in a dance-pop banger. Addressing the topic and erasing the stigma is important. And a big ol’ dance-pop banger about such is the way forward for 2021.
“Sad Boy” is also where most of us none teenagers are having our introduction to Kylie Cantrall (16-year-old American singer, dancer, and actress.) Currently most known for playing Gabby Duran in the Disney Channel television series “Gabby Duran & The Unsittables.” The track marks her music debut outside of the Disney Franchise. An enormous collaboration like “Sad Boy” is aimed to set up her burgeoning solo music career for sure.