BAZZI RELEASES NEW VIDEO FOR TITLE TRACK “SOUL SEARCHING”
his mixtape 'Soul Searching' is highlighted by "I.F.L.Y.", "FALLIN", and "PARADISE"
- Genre : Pop
- Type: News
- Author : Team ARTISTdirect
- Date : Fri, 09 Aug 2019
Chart-topping phenomenon Bazzi has announced today’s release of his eagerly awaited new mixtape and accompanying music video. “Soul Searching” (iamcosmic/Atlantic Records) beautifully melds pop, R&B and hip hop to create a piece of work that is uniquely Bazzi. The video for track “Soul Searching”, also out today, sees Bazzi reflecting on who he really is at a gold gilt dining table, in neon-lit rooms, and in the dove scene featured on the mixtape cover art.
“Soul Searching” collects an array of stellar singles, including “I.F.L.Y.,” “Focus (Feat. 21 Savage),” and the RIAA certified gold smash, “Paradise,” all available for individual streaming and download.
“Paradise” is proving one of Bazzi’s biggest hits thus far. The track – featured in the Warner Bros. film The Sun Is Also A Star – is joined by an enchanting companion video, shot on location in Mexico City and now boasting over 10 million views via YouTube HERE. In addition, Bazzi – a 2018 MTV Video Music Award “Best New Artist” nominee – offered up an extraordinary live performance of “Paradise” at the 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards, streaming HERE.
Meanwhile, the official “I.F.L.Y.” companion video (streaming now HERE) has already earned close to 2.5 million views to date. HYPEBEAST hailed “I.F.L.Y.” as “a summertime jammer” and continued with “The song itself relishes in much of Bazzi’s usual flair — summertime vibes take over alongside the love-centric track, with the artist aptly belting out the chorus’s ‘I f*cking love you.’”
“Focus (Feat. 21 Savage)“ also earned critical acclaim upon its June arrival, with Billboard writing, “In the uber sexy tune, the crooner sings about getting high on a special someone and brushing off the haters.” “Bazzi’s buttery fusion of singing and rapping is as effortless as ever as he brushes off negativity,” enthused MTV.
Recently named to Variety's “Young Hollywood Impact Report 2019,” Bazzi has a number of live events slated for the coming weeks, including San Antonio, TX’s 96.1 Big Summer Blast (August 16th) and Philadelphia, PA’s Made In America Festival (August 31st-September 1st).
The mixtape release and live dates continue a busy year for Bazzi, who followed this spring’s debut performance at Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival with show-stealing sets at Gulf Shores, AL’s Hangout Music Fest and New York City’s Governor’s Ball, not to mention a sold out co-headline double bill with fellow Atlantic recording artist Lizzo in Kansas City, MO. For complete live details and ticket availability, please visit www.bazziofficial.com.
Bazzi also released the standalone single “Caught In The Fire” this year (available for streaming and download HERE) following its exclusive world premiere via Apple Music’s Beats 1 as Zane Lowe’s World Record. Idolator hailed the politically charged track as “a stark departure from the woozy beat and loved-up lyricism of (‘Beautiful’). Instead, the rising star airs his grievances over a cutting production…however, it isn’t all doom and gloom. Instead of accepting where we are at, he calls for change after a sonic switch-up…As it turns out, Bazzi has an idea about who will be able to help change the world for the better – his generation.” Bazzi also featured on Netsky’s “I Don’t Even Know You Anymore (Feat. Bazzi, Lil Wayne)“ and Tyga’s “Made Me (Feat. Bazzi)” this year.
“Soul Searching” follows Bazzi’s RIAA platinum certified debut album, COSMIC, available for streaming