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Sabrina Carpenter and Jonas Blue Unveil Music Video for “Alien”
(29 March, 2018 – Toronto, ON) – With their collaboration single, “Alien”, global hit-makers Sabrina Carpenter and multi-platinum-selling UK DJ/producer/songwriter Jonas Blue have unveiled the track’s highly anticipated music video. The official video for “Alien” is available now exclusively on Apple Music and will be available everywhere at 9pm PST tonight. Shot in London, the video - directed by Carly Cussen - mimics the song’s frantic search for reality and understanding within one’s own emotions and relationships.
“I wanted to portray how crazy you can go when you’re trapped inside your own head,” explains Carpenter. “The video is a perfect visual descriptive of what it means to feel ‘alien’ which can be a little dark and desolate, but also thrilling and full of suspension.”
“It was amazing to work with Sabrina and Carly Cussen on this,” says Blue. “To see the essence of the song brought to life in visual form is mind blowing. I couldn’t be happier with the result.”
The track, released March 16 via Hollywood Records/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company, was co-written by Carpenter, Blue and Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett, and produced, arranged, recorded, and mixed by Blue. It is available on all digital platforms HERE. The duo performed the television debut of the song on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on March 21, marking both artist’s debut appearances on the show. Watch the performance HERE.
About Sabrina Carpenter
Eighteen-year-old singer, songwriter, and actress Sabrina Carpenter released her debut album Eyes Wide Open in 2015 at the age of fifteen. The album’s themes reflected Carpenter’s life over the previous three years. In 2016, she released her sophomore album, the Gold Certified EVOLution, and launched her first ever sold-out headline tour of the same name, traveling to 35+ cities across the United States. In the spring of 2017, she joined The Vamps as a special guest on their UK arena tour as well as Ariana Grande’s Dangerous Woman tour in Brazil before heading out on The De-Tour, her 30+ date summer headline trek. Prior to The De-Tour, Carpenter co-wrote and released her single “Why” which Billboard hailed as “… highly promising of what’s to come” and it proved to be a hit on Top 40 radio. She has performed on numerous prestigious television shows including The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Late Late Show with James Corden, TODAY Show, and LIVE! with Kelly & Ryan. Carpenter’s vocals are featured on Lost Kings’ latest track “First Love” released in October 2017. Capping off an extraordinary 2017 was Carpenter’s amazing run on iHeartRadio’s annual Jingle Ball Tour. In March 2018, she released the track “Alien” co-written and performed with Platinum-selling UK artist Jonas Blue. Carpenter is currently in the studio writing her third album which is slated for release this year. On the television and film side, Carpenter graced TV screens as Maya Hart on the Disney Channel series Girl Meets World until the show’s January 2017 conclusion. Most recently, she wrapped filming on the feature film The Hate U Give for Fox and was cast as a series regular in NBC’s comedy pilot So Close from Greg Malins (Friends, Will & Grace), Hazy Mills (Grimm, Hot in Cleveland) and Universal TV.
About Jonas Blue
Multi-platinum-selling BRIT-nominated hit-maker Jonas Blue is the UK’s biggest global-breakthrough artist thanks in part to his debut single and global smash “Fast Car” featuring Dakota. The track became the biggest selling single globally from a British debut artist in 2016. “Fast Car” achieved multi-platinum, platinum and gold status in over 20 territories. His second single, “Perfect Strangers” featuring songwriter JP Cooper, hit #2 on the UK Official Singles Chart and went on to receive multi-platinum, platinum and gold status across Europe, Australia and North America. In May 2017, Jonas released his fourth single, “Mama” featuring Australian singer and viral phenomenon William Singe. The track became a worldwide hit peaking at #4 in the UK singles chart. Having sold over 1.5 million adjusted units globally, and achieving Platinum status in Australia and Sweden, “Mama” became one of the biggest summer anthems of 2017. In addition to this, the British producer released his debut compilation album, Electronic Nature - The Mix 2017. Equally comfortable with remixing as creating original productions, he recently lent his hand to the massive Zedd production “Stay” ft Alessia Cara. With the original already a certified hit, Jonas laced the track with his signature melodic sound to create a fresh and addictive remix which garnered worldwide radio play. In 2016, Jonas made numerous festival appearances including Tomorrowland, V Festival, and Lollapalooza Berlin to name a few. In May 2017, he embarked on a debut European tour, performing headline shows in Cologne, Amsterdam, Paris, and London. He also made appearances at We Are FSTVL, the Isle of Wight Festival, Tomorrowland, SW4, and V Festival. Overall, Jonas’s records have hit more than 2 billion Spotify streams. In 2016, he sold more singles in the UK than the likes of Ellie Goulding, Olly Murs, and Zayn Malik. He was also the only artist to have two songs included on MTV’s global list of most played videos in 2016. Jonas was also selected as the VEVO LIFT Artist of 2017, following in the footsteps of Sam Smith, James Bay, Years and Years, and Rag ‘N’ Bone Man.
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