Kris Kross Amsterdam (KKA) is a production trio from Amsterdam, Holland. The Boy Next Door (TBND) is a producer from the Netherlands. Conor Maynard is an R&B/Pop singer-songwriter from Brighton, UK. Not too long ago, they released a feel-good music video for their “Whenever” dance single.

Kris Kross Amsterdam & The Boy Next Door – “Whenever” feat. Conor Maynard

“My Momma’s mad but I never cared. And babe, I don’t regret it. I’m pretty sorry that you never met. But girl, I’ll work on that. Even a million miles won’t get me going. I’ll meet you every night. In every dream, I find your love. That makes me smile. Whenever, wherever, we’re meant to be together. I’ll be there and you’ll be near, and that’s the deal, my dear.”

The Lars Brink-directed video was filmed in Cadiz, Spain, with KKA & TBND. Also, in Florida with Maynard, capturing that ultimate sunshine holiday vibe.

The song is a mixture of feel-good R&B, trap, and house music. Also, it contains a sample of Shakira’s smash hit, “Whenever, Wherever”.

Kris Kross Amsterdam

Kris Kross Amsterdam + The Boy Next Door + Conor Maynard

“We are very proud that we could use the sample of Shakira’s 2001 hit single ‘Whenever, Wherever’. The track was written by Shakira and Gloria Estefan and we are huge fans of them. We’re really happy with the result and secretly hope they like it too!”

Maynard chimed in with optimism, hoping the song hits the sweet spot with Shakira.

Conor Maynard

Kris Kross Amsterdam + The Boy Next Door + Conor Maynard

“It’s sick to be working with the Kris Kross boys again, it was such a laugh last time. This time we’ve done our take on a classic Shakira song so hopefully people will love it. Now all I need is a DM from Shakira saying I did a great job and that we should hang out sometime.”

TBND voiced his opinion about working with KKA and Maynard for the first time.

The Boy Next Door

Kris Kross Amsterdam + The Boy Next Door + Conor Maynard

Photo by Chantal Brink & Chan Ge

“After my 2017 hit, ‘La Colegiala‘, I have been constantly looking for summery influences for my tracks. At a certain moment, I heard this classic Shakira tune again, which I hadn’t heard in a long time, and instantly got very inspired by it. After the initial idea came into existence, I asked Kris Kross Amsterdam to work with me on this track. We went into the studio together and after we finished the tune, they asked Conor Maynard, who Kris Kross Amsterdam worked with before, to add an amazing vocal to it. Conor immediately got excited about it and after one week everything was recorded and finished.”

“Whenever” is the second single that KKA and Maynard have released together. The first, “Are You Sure?”, features Ty Dolla $ign, and the song has gained over 50-million streams.

In conclusion, Maynard’s warm R&B vocals go well with KKA’s and TBND’s tropical-house sound. Therefore, we recommend adding it to your personal playlist.


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