R3HAB is back with the second single off his upcoming studio album, “Sad Boy,” and it is catchy as all hell! This time the veteran producer teams up with UK producer Jonas Blue for a super-tight track that you can sing along too on the radio, or vibe with in the club. Along with stellar vocal performances from Ava Max and Kylie Cantrall, “Sad Boy” is a song you will have on repeat.
The song opens with some light instrumentation and some la la las before the vocals take front-and-center. The cadence and rhythm are trademark R3HAB. After the verse, the track builds into the drop with the catchy vocal refrain on top. The drop hits just right with a thumping bassline, those earworm vocals, and enough percussion to keep the groove going. Here’s what R3HAB had to say about this massive collaboration.
“This is one of those records where the pieces fell into place quickly. Ava and I connected when I remixed ‘EveryTime I Cry’ a few months ago. I heard the idea for ‘Sad Boy’ and knew I had to make the record. Her voice is powerful and bold and a pleasure to work with. I’m glad for the opportunity to create with Jonas, as we’ve only remixed each others’ work but haven’t collaborated. He brings an uplifting and fresh direction to every record. It’s been great working with Kylie as well, looking forward to seeing her artistic journey take off.”
Check out the latest from R3HAB & Jonas Blue, “Sad Boy” featuring Ava Max and Kylie Cantrall. Stay tuned for more news on R3HAB’s upcoming album too! Make sure to check out the Club and VIP remixes of “Sad Boy” as well. The VIP remix is particularly groovy!