GAMING MUSIC LEGEND THEFATRAT AND KOREAN K-POP BAND EVERGLOW COLLABORATE ON A NEW SINGLE
THE SEDUCTIVE AND ENERGETIC K-POP ANTHEM
“GHOST LIGHT” (KOREAN VERSION) IS OUT NOW
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Gaming Music legend TheFatRat, popularly known for his immense online following of over six million YouTube subscribers and iconic songs like “Unity” and “Fly Away (feat. Anjulie),” has collaborated with award-winning Korean K-Pop band EVERGLOW for a seductive and energetic new K-Pop single. Known for pushing a stronger sound outside of the traditional “bubble gum pop,” these six global stars and their bass-heavy, EDM-inspired discography pair with TheFatRat’s Gaming Music sound perfectly for the saxophone-heavy trap-leaning single “Ghost Light,” the Korean version of which is available now on all DSPs and streaming services HERE.
“Ghost Light” starts mysteriously alluring, with lyrics such as “I’m your wildest dream, everything you need,” comforting us and lulling the listener into warm security. As we settle in, these seductively sung, delicate reassurances gradually transform into forceful demands backed by a building trap-inspired saxophone riff. The suggestion to “come and follow” changes into a command, “Come and get me.” The marching, brass climax is coupled with the anthemic lyrics, “You know, you want more, so come try and catch me if you can.” Just as swiftly as it came, the tone reverts back and forth between these powerful belts and the soothing, ethereal vocals of Everglow. The song climaxes with an energetic and vigorous horns and drums finale, then ends with a fittingly and contrastingly tranquil outro.
“Ghost Light has a large variety of vocal styles. Luckily with Everglow, I found a perfect match for each part. I loved how Si-Heyon and Aisha made the verses sweet but mysterious, E:U gave the right energy to the bridge and Mia, and Onda simply killed the powerful parts in the chorus.” – TheFatRat.
“Ghost Light” follows TheFatRat’s highly-anticipated lore-filled debut ten-track album PARALLAX, which was released in September 2021. One song from the album was released each week, followed by interactive Discord chats hosted by TheFatRat with collaborators and thousands of his fans. The album, artwork, and lyrics from PARALLAX tell their own cohesive story filled with imaginative characters and fantasy settings referenced in his past projects, with every single sharing new chapters of the story. This lore is of huge interest to his rabid fans, who speculated wildly on online forums about the meaning of each release and guessed what was coming next.
While preparing to release Ghost Light, TheFatRat has enjoyed his recent social media virality with his 2014 song, “Xenogenesis,” leading to fan videos accumulating over 100 million views within a few weeks and climbing with the so-called Outro trend. Used for years by his YouTube gaming audience as a way to end their gamer videos, the Outro is currently sweeping social media and engaging celebrities, fans and media alike, as seen by Nick Kroll on The Tonight Show, Subtronics at Lost Lands, and Barstool Sports.
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This is EVERGLOW’s first official collaboration with a dance music artist and will hopefully be the start of more danceable tracks. Band member Aisha says, “[This collaboration] has a special place in my heart, and the fact that we got to work with Chris (TheFatRat) was such an honour.” Band member Si-Hyeon adds, “My highlight was to record ‘come and get me in an almost yelling manner. I think that part of the song hypes up the energy and will be fun to listen to.”
TheFatRat is known to be the world’s most influential Gaming Music artist. His music ranges from euphoric progressive house to trap and melodic glitch-hop, heavily influencing video game music. With currently 6+ million fans on YouTube and 10 million fans on all platforms around the globe (2021), he boasts one of the largest followings and most engaging fan bases on the web for an artist in his genre. The artist’s forward-thinking approach to lifting copyright restrictions on his music has led to him being featured in 30+ million videos from various content creators – collectively accounting for over 29 billion views on YouTube. Over the years, he has become one of the top-charting acts in dance music, having had multiple singles remain in the iTunes top 50 for over 3 years straight. He has had his music synched to screen for advertising giants, including Coca-Cola and popular video games like the top-grossing Dota 2, Rocket League, Rolling Sky and Game For Peace. He has become the go-to artist for Esports brands like ESL and Dreamhack.
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EVERGLOW is a South Korean girl group formed by Yue Hua Entertainment. The group comprises six members: E:U, Sihyeon, Mia, Onda, Aisha, and Yiren. The band debuted on March 18, 2019, with the single album Arrival of Everglow. In the three years since their debut, EVERGLOW has etched their place in the world of K-pop with its bold aesthetic and empowering sassy tunes. Rapidly gaining views with hit singles such as Dun Dun which reached over 267 million views, and Adios, which has gotten over 164 million. EVERGLOW celebrates a strong, powerfully feminine side to the music industry. These are not your typical girls next door, and with three EPs out and multiple award nominations and wins, it doesn’t come to a surprise when these girls are called one of the “leaders of 4th-gen k-pop”.