ARMNHMR TEAMS UP WITH ALT-POP POWERHOUSE LIGHTS ON SOMEONE TO FORGET
SECOND SINGLE FROM TOGETHER AS ONE
OUT THIS YEAR ON MONSTERCAT
SINGLE ARRIVES WITH TOUCHING MUSIC VIDEO DIRECTED BY MARY CHEN
CINEMATOGRAPHY BY ZACHARY KOSKI
VIDEO TO PREMIERE HERE TOMORROW AT 10:00 A.M PST
TORONTO, ON – May 11, 2023 – Asian-American dance duo, ARMNHMR, today join forces with alt-pop songstress, Lights, on Monstercat Instinct delivering, Someone To Forget. The record arrives as the second single from ARMNHMR’s forthcoming album, Together As One, out later this year. Leading the track with a heart-tugging ballad touching on temporary love, Lights conveys raw emotion while putting her stunning vocals on full display. ARMNHMR’s signature melodic bass sound fused with live instruments illustrates the poignant storyline, also highlighting their ability to leave an impactful mark on listeners through musical storytelling. Currently, ARMNHMR are on their Together As One headline run, bringing an enhanced live experience to fans with production bigger than ever before. Upcoming stops include Denver, Boston, Toronto, and festivals EDC Las Vegas, Tomorrowland, Lollapalooza, and more. Listen to Someone To Forget here and watch the video here (premiering Friday May 12 at 10:00 a.m. PST).
ARMNHMR shares, “Someone To Forget deals with loss of love. We all come to terms with grief in different ways. This song in particular is a story of how one person has through temporary people.”
Lights adds, “The track ARMNHMR sent over was so melodic and pretty. I really got a chance to let my emo poetry skills shine. I really like how they’ve brought live instrumentation into this one, with the guitars and live drums—it really suits the topline.”
Directed by Mary Chen, the Someone To Forget music video reflects the feelings of loneliness that are created through memories of repetitive, short-lived relationships. With stunning cinematography from Zachary Koski, the essence of the video’s narrative showcases moments cycling through repeating histories with different people.
Following ARMNHMR’s previous release, Drowning (feat. Heleen), the new record adds to their upcoming album’s theme of the human experience. The LP will introduce new narratives from the duo, as the tracks reflect on topics including anxiety, grief, and more. ARMNHMR are on a roll this year, coming off hot performances from their headline album run, Together As One, that has already sold over 17,000 tickets. They’ve brought bigger production and new music live to venues including Observatory Festival Grounds, Concourse Project, The Factory in Deep Ellum, and more, with plenty of stops to come. Tickets are available here.
Returning after her last Monstercat release, Last Summer with Tokyo Machine and Weird Genius, Lights showcases her lauded vocals that have positioned her as an iconic force. Collaborating with huge names including Travis Barker, Kaskade, Illenium, and others, she’s also won four JUNO Awards. Fans can catch her live as she headlines Pride Toronto on June 25, and opens for Waterparks in Australia this fall.
Los Angeles based duo ARMNHMR spent most of their lives around music. Festival goers turned headliners, Joseph Chung and Joseph Abella compliment their individual musical tastes to create a distinctive melodic sound. From remixes and EPs to their debut album, The Free World, the duo has fostered a global fanbase through intertwining their ethereal melodies with expertly crafted heart pounding bass drops.
In 2022, ARMNHMR wrapped up a nearly entirely sold out 20 date EP tour with notable sell-out shows at Webster Hall NYC, Hollywood Palladium and San Jose Civic Center, as well as an electrifying Mainstage performance at EDC Las Vegas 2022.
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Lights is many things all at once: Singer. Songwriter. Producer. Multi-instrumentalist. Comic book author. DJ. Artist. She’s also unabashedly honest and unapologetically confident. Weaving in and out of alternative, indie, electronic, and dance, she makes manic pop irreverent of boundaries, yet reverent of truth. She speaks her heart musically and her mind lyrically. It’s why her shadow over alternative music and culture continues to grow with streams in the hundreds of millions and widespread critical acclaim. Over the course of career thus far, the Canada-born disruptor has garnered four JUNO Awards, including 2020’s Dance Recording of the Year for the platinum smash, Love Me, with Felix Cartal and Pop Album of the Year for her previous two albums, Skin&Earth and Little Machines. She has sold out tours on multiple continents and powered collaborations with Travis Barker, deadmau5, Kaskade, Steve Aoki, Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park, and more. Now, she captivates like never before with PƎP and its brand-new counterpart album dEd.
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