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Off of the growing success of their hit single, ‘California‘, comes the release of ‘California (feat. Warren Hue) [Acoustic Live Version]’, from 88rising, Rich Brian, and NIKI, as performed on 88rising’s Asia Rising Together live stream, out on all platforms today, via 88rising Records, distributed by 12Tone Music, LLC. LISTEN HERE.
The acoustic rendition of ‘California‘ is a melancholic and nostalgic take on the West Coast anthem. Originally premiered during 88rising’s Asia Rising Together Benefit Concert in support of Asian Mental Health Collective, the three Indonesian transplants, who have each found their new home and anxieties in Los Angeles, sing of the duality of “making it” amongst the glitz and grime. Over wistful acoustic guitar and ethereal production from Wallis Lane, Jack LoMastro, and Jacob Ray, ‘California‘ is an arresting introduction to the next Head In The Clouds installment.
Proceeds from ‘California (feat. Warren Hue) [Acoustic Live Version]’ will continue to support Asian Mental Health Collective, whose mission is to create a supportive and empathetic community; collaborate with mental health professionals and organisations; and celebrate mental health stories as Asians. WATCH THE LIVE PERFORMANCE VIDEO HERE.
‘California‘ is the second single off of Head In The Clouds III – the third installment of 88rising‘s world-building collaborative effort bringing together rising artists from East to West. The original ‘California‘ has garnered over 18.5 million cumulative streams and 7.5 million YouTube views to date. On November 6 and 7, 88rising will host their annual Head In The Clouds music festival at Brookside at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. For more information on tickets, please visit hitcfestival.com.
‘California (feat. Warren Hue) [Acoustic Live Version]’ is out now via 88rising,
distributed by 12Tone Music LLC,
buy/stream it here.